what happens when you spin a bearing in the motor of a 2000 ford windstar

Asked by Jul 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM about the 2000 Ford Windstar SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the van lost all te water and would not hold water and wouldnt start after

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Spinning a bearing means one of your bearings internal to the engine is damaged, meaning your rebuilding or replacing the engine. If you just lost your anti-freeze, then you have a leak. Replace the hose or part that is leaking and refill.

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'Spin a bearing' usually means one of the connecting rods on the crankshaft end the bearing has, well... spun..and there will be play between the rod cap and crankshaft, you would hear this knocking,. Has nothing to do with water/coolant..unless...possibly a head gasket has gotten water in oil and lack of lubrication caused it to spin. If it does not even crank over, pull all spark plugs and then see if it cranks. Have a helper watch and see if coolant shoots out a plug-hole, If that happens, it was hydro-locked and has blown a head gasket

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'morning Tom


:-) Same to you my friend.

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