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Need some helpful advice. Car will not start. It doesn't even crank. I still get power to all of the car's electronics though. Car is a 2008 Mustang GT with a 5-speed. About 54K miles.

List of mods are:
Pypes long tube headers
Pypes shorty H-pipe & Pypes pype-bomb muffler delete
No cats & no mufflers
BBK CAI
GT500 Throttle body
RAM Clutch & RAM Steel Flywheel
Hurst Billet Shifter
SCT Bama Tune from American Muscle with 93 octane

I was driving, then heard a loud screeching noise. I pulled over within a few blocks once I knew my car was making the noise. After I cut the car off, it never started back up again.

Checked oil level...oil level is fine.
Removed the battery and had it tested. Works fine.
Checked all the battery terminal connections. All good.
Removed the starter and had it tested. Works fine.
Raised the rear wheels off the ground, put the car in neutral and rear wheels spun freely....so the problem isn't in the rear end gears.

I tried to manually turn the crank from the front of the engine with a socket wrench, but crank did not budge. The car is in neutral, so the crank should turn freely....but it doesn't. I even removed the accessory pulley belt thinking maybe an accessory pulley froze. All pulleys spin freely....except for the crankshaft pulley.

Something is preventing the crank & flywheel from turning and starting the car. At this point, I'm starting to think I might have internal engine damage or a broken oil pump. But before I start tearing my engine apart I want to get some insight on possible causes & solutions. Anyone has any insight?
 

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Maybe the starter some how came out and seized? Idk it's just a guess but a cheap one. Fits the description.
 

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Oh sorry I didn't read that part, drain the oil and check for star dust :/
 

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Pull the plugs out and try moving the crank again, you won't be fighting compression. Make sure your in neutral.

But sounds like clutch or flywheel bolts came loose.
While this is definitely a strong possibility, it is still possible the crank doesn't turn because the engine failed and is physically seized. Hopefully not.

Used 3V engine and tranny combos are not that much these days in a worst case scenario. Not trying to be a negative person but if it failed and you end up having to dump 2-3k to fix it, might as well build it.
 

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Have you pulled the valve covers to see if you broke a cam pulley or something jammed one of the timing chains?
 

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Yeah, I'm gonna be the cynic here. That high pitched sound could be a bearing saying bye bye and now you're seized. But check for a top end failure first obv. I would take it as an excuse to teardown and build the engine tho haha.
 

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The scratching sound as mentioned earlier could very well be the flywheel conning loose and frying your clutch. Or you may have spun the main bearing.

Should be an inspection plate on your bell housing to check your clutch.

It is best if you pull the plugs to try and turn over the motor manually to see if it is seized.

Also can drain the oil and run a magnet through it see if you get shavings.
 

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Have you pulled the valve covers to see if you broke a cam pulley or something jammed one of the timing chains?
Haven't pulled the valve covers yet. Was trying to look into some other possibilities before I open anything up in the engine. But that's definitely on my list of things to try and check.

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Take the belt off amd try to spin it
Tried that. crank still wouldn't turn and all of the accessory pulleys spun freely too.
 

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TRY THIS, HOPE IT HELPS!

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My temperature is up to 103
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doctor, is there nothing I can take
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You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the mornin'

Woooo Woooo
Is there nothing I can take
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To relieve this bellyache, I said
Oh Wooo Wooo
Is there nothing I can take I said
Wooo Wooo
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Yeah Yeah
Is there nothing I can take I said
Wah Wahh
To relieve this bellyache I said
Doctor! Is there nothing I can take I said
Doctor! To relieve this bellyache
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together
Put the lime in the coconut and then you'll feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
 

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NewMtang said:
TRY THIS, HOPE IT HELPS!

Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and call the doctor woke him up
I said Doctor! Is there nothing I can take
I said Doctor! To relieve this bellyache
I said Doctor! Is there nothing I can take
I said Doctor! To relieve this bellyache

Oh let me get this straight

Oh mister Doctor man I think I'm going insane
My girl's been creepin' on me and my heart is filled with pain
Now I can't sleep, can't eat, can't stop this funky beat
Can't you hear it she keeps playing in my head
Baby You really drive me coconuts
Tell me, what am I gonna do?

You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and call the doctor, woke him up
I said doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache
I said doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache

let me get this straight

My temperature is up to 103
Is there anything you can prescribe for me?
Well the doctor said "Hmmm, now let me see
just keep your body moving that's what works for me"
Baby, you really drive me coconuts
Tell me, what am I gonna do?

You put the lime in the coconut and drink them both together
Put the lime in the coconut and you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em all up
You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning
doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache
I said doctor, is there nothing I can take
I said doctor, to relieve this bellyache

I can't catch myself, hey doc I'm sick
I'm feelin' all run down, I'm sinking like a brick
I've seen dots in front of my eyes
But you talk about coconuts, and you're feeding me limes?
Different remedies you're giving to me, but nothing's working
Doc, if you don't tend to me I'm gonna be the big bad wolf
And blow your house down

You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
Put the lime in the coconut; you're such a silly one
You put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together
Put the lime in the coconut and you feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em all down
You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the mornin'

Woooo Woooo
Is there nothing I can take
Wooo Wooo
To relieve this bellyache, I said
Oh Wooo Wooo
Is there nothing I can take I said
Wooo Wooo
To relieve this bellyache I said
Yeah Yeah
Is there nothing I can take I said
Wah Wahh
To relieve this bellyache I said
Doctor! Is there nothing I can take I said
Doctor! To relieve this bellyache
Put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both together
Put the lime in the coconut and then you'll feel better
Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up
You need a hobby.
 

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Since it's a manual I would try to push start it before tearing it apart. The engine and transmission should turn freely after you pop the clutch in second gear. If it locks up and comes to a screeching halt then you have a problem somewhere in the drivetrain.
 
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