If the crank on my 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 won't turn, what's wrong with it? What can be done to fix it?

Asked by Oct 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM about the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Somehow water got into my fuel system and I had to replace the fuel pump, fuel rail, two injectors, all the spark plugs as well as the battery. After all the parts were ordered and replaced, the truck won't start. The mechanic says the "crank won't turn". He said water got into the cylinder and excess buildup over a long period of time caused the crank to "freeze" in place. He suggested to take out the engine, drop the crank and take a look at the piston rings also to see if they've been damaged.

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Chances are the mechanic is correct. It sounds like the motor has locked up. it probably has "rust" on some part of the crank. Now where, it could be it the bearings, rings or even where the rods connect to the pistons. But where ever it is, if thats the problem the motor will have to have machine work to get rid of the rust.

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