1.6 geo tracker motor wont crank after head rebuild.

Asked by Jan 12, 2013 at 02:50 PM about the 1990 Geo Tracker 2 Dr LSi 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My geo had bad exhaust valves, after replacing
them and putting the head back on the motor,
my engine would crank couple times and get
jammed, if I try cranking it counterclockwise a
little it would start spining clockwise but only
for a little until it will get jammed again.have no
clue what it might be.thanks

4 Answers

99,195

Sounds like your cam timing is off. The pistons could be hitting the valves. Check the timing and crank it over by hand before using the starter motor.

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Its a non interference motor, I do crank it by hand,if I try using the starter it makes metal on metal noise.ill check my timing tho

I was thinking my flywheel was getting jammed on starter gear but thats just a wild guess

99,195

I didn't know if it's an interference engine or not. Spin it until it jams, back off a little and pull the starter motor. If the starter is the problem, you should be able to see it. While the starter is out, spin it again. There's not a lot that should be stopping it. Maybe something run by the belt is it's on. I assume the tranny is in neutral.

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