engine won't turn over

Asked by May 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM about the FIAT 124 Spider

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I purchased a 1975 fiat 124, the starter turns over, but the motor does not, if I put it n gear and let out the clutch, the starter will move the car, so the starter is turning over the flywheel, but not the motor. any idea?

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Sounds like flywheel came loose from engine. Does it make any grinding noises or rattles while turning it over?

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THE ENGINE IS NOT TURNING OVER?

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1, remove the spark plugs , turn the engine by hand an listen for air escaping from the spark plug holes. 2, if possible shine a torch down the spark plug holes to see if you can view the pistons moving. 3, Carry out a compression test this will give you your answer. 4, If your crankshaft pulley is not turning but your pistons are moving I would suspect a sheared woodruff key, if the pistons are not moving then i would suspect a sheared crankshaft. Best of luck.

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yes it may be the flywheel

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