Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
Who's Online WHO'S
Log in LOG

Engine frozen

  Email This Post

New User

Dec 3, 2006, 4:25 PM

Post #1 of 6 (649 views)
Engine frozen Sign In

I have a 1998 Buick Park Avenue that ran low on coolant. I drove another 2 miles and added coolant. Now it starts to turn over but will not start. Have I frozen it? Or worse...have I killed it?


Dec 4, 2006, 5:47 AM

Post #2 of 6 (645 views)
Re: Engine frozen [In reply to] Sign In

When you crank the engine, if the engine rotates it is not frozen. My next question, does it sound like it cranks normally, or does it sound like it cranks over really slowly?


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator

Dec 4, 2006, 2:37 PM

Post #3 of 6 (643 views)
Re: Engine frozen [In reply to] Sign In

As Steve said we need to know if the engine actually turns when you ask it to start. From there depending on how hard it overheated it could have burned out it's ability to make spark.

If it does if fact turn you should be able to fix this up. You will also need to find why it overheated in the first place---- re-runs are for TV -- and I know you aren't smiling right now, T
Long retired now

New User

Dec 5, 2006, 3:47 PM

Post #4 of 6 (632 views)
Re: Engine frozen [In reply to] Sign In

Thank you so much for your reply. Unfortunately, upon having my car towed to my mechanic, he found the engine locked up. I need another one.Frown

New User

Dec 5, 2006, 3:49 PM

Post #5 of 6 (631 views)
Re: Engine frozen [In reply to] Sign In

Thank you, Tom, for your empathy. While replacing an engine was not top on my list of fun things to do, I have found I can handle just about anything thrown my way.

Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator

Dec 5, 2006, 5:14 PM

Post #6 of 6 (629 views)
Re: Engine frozen [In reply to] Sign In


Check out the salvage yards for a complete original engine. If you go that way you do need to trust the yard as to their skills at figuring out what is really a good engine. I have good luck with the ones around me and some will intall what they sell which can be the right move, Good luck, T
Long retired now

Engine frozen

  Email This Post

Latest Forum Post
2000 dodge caravan 3.0 150,000 miles. I replaced a friends timing belt and wate...
Hello I am having a passenger window issue... front window. 2004 VW Beetle Conv...
my car started, hard starting 6 mos ago, then wouldn't start at all,the x's frie...
The "clicking" noise happens when the turn signal is not activated
2002 Hyundai Accent. Cannot get any electric when turning key. Tried to jump s...
had problem with break light staying on. tapped the switch on the master cylinde...

Feed Button

Used Car Search
Used Car Price Ranges:
Under $5,000

Over $45,000
Search used Cars By Manufacturers:
Used Acura
Used Audi
Used BMW
Used Buick
Used Cadillac
Used Chevrolet
Used Chrysler
Used Dodge
Used Ford
Used GMC

Used Honda
Used Hyundai
Used Infiniti
Used Jaguar
Used Jeep
Used Kia
Used Land Rover
Used Lexus
Used Lincoln
Used Mazda
Used Mercedes-Benz

Used Mitsubishi
Used Nissan
Used Porsche
Used Saab
Used Scion
Used Subaru
Used Suzuki
Used Toyota
Used Volkswagon
Used Volvo
2010 Honda Civic
2004 Jeep
2012 Mustang
1997 Honda Cr-V
2010 Toyota Prius
2010 BMW 328

Automotive Forum Categories
Automotive Repair
Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
AC Auto Repair Help Forum
Automotive Wiring and Electrical

Auto Insurance and Car Financing
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Stereo Repair Advice
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair

Steering and Suspension
Tricks of the Trade
General Discussions
Car Shows and Events
The Bargin Bin
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Car Care Tips
Traffic Ticket Help
Car Racing

Gasoline, Motor Oils, Concept Cars
Remote Control Cars and Vehicles
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice

Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle and ATV Repairs

Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Car Forum Posts - Sitemap

Search for (options) Privacy