Re: 89 Towcar unable to turn Crankshaft CCW
On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 19:26:40 -0500, Tom Adkins
>Robert L. Wells wrote:
>> My 89 Towncar had severe power drop after moderate acceleration and then
>> shakes up and down violently when taking off from stoplight. Engines makes
>> fairly loud clunking noises. I go to check timing chain slop and engine can
>> rotate clockwise ok but freezes solid in trhe counterclockwise direction.
>> Anyone know if I should be able to turn the crakshaft of this 5.0L
>> counterclockwise? Clockwise(normal engine rotation) it turns with the normal
>> resistance one
>> would expect from compression etc. In the counterclockwise it stops
>> immediately and doesn't budge. This is with spark plugs installed. Ford
>> dealer thinks this indicates I broke my crankshaft yikes.... Anyone seen
>> this before?
>> Any help would be appreciated,
> Engines makes
>fairly loud clunking noises.
> This is probably your answer. A timing chain that has jumped won't usually make this
>sound. Sounds like a rod knock or something equally destructive internally. You
>probably have a broken rod hammering around in there. The rod is laying to one side
>and allowing you to rotate in the clockwise direction but hitting a casting in the
>counter clockwise direction. It depends on your meaning of "fairly loud". Pretty much,
>a knock is death to a motor.
> I hope I'm wrong, Tom Adkins
why u hope your wrong
lets check how deep his wallet is