Engine cracked while jumpstarted
Hi, I have a 2001 Lincoln Navigator which has only 54k miles on it. Because of the rising gas price it is mostly garaged. However, I was trying to start the vehicle and it won't turn on. So I tried to jump start the engine with my Ford Windstar, and had to push in to the gas on Navigator while trying to start. The engine did not come on and heard a loud rattling noise from the engine. Looked around and found the bottom, right above the oil pan, on the engine body has a large crack and pieces of cast iron broken and fell on the ground, including some engine oil on the garage floor. I was shocked and don't know the cause of this incident. Now the vehicle is stalled and need to be fixed. Does anyone have ideas of what might have happened, and what is involved to repair this truck? Thanks in advance for the help.