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Old Sep 13, 2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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Crank won't turn by hand!?

Ok so I have been baffled on this for a few weeks now and I have no idea what this problem could be.

I recently dropped my transmission to replace the slave and clutch. Made sure the clutch was aligned perfectly so I slapped the transmission back on did up a couple bolts and tried to turn the crank by hand and it won't budge!? The transmission is flush on the engine with no gap I even tried to take off the bolts to see if it's actually sitting perfect and it is.

soon as I split the transmission a bit I can turn the crank by hand. Also it almost looks like the flywheel is hitting the transfer case but that makes absolutely no sense as this was the same flywheel I was using before and it worked like a charm. I've tried re-dropping the transmission and putting it back on and same thing something is wrong I just can't figure out what it is!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
btw my car is a 03 lancer Oz rally.
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Old Sep 13, 2017, 03:44 PM   #2
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Make sure both dowel/alignment pins for the trans are in place on the engine block.
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Make sure both dowel/alignment pins for the trans are in place on the engine block.
Ya they are all in place I made sure of that
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Make sure the pressure plate isnt coming into contact with the bellhousing. Had that problem on my mustang after a clutch upgrade.
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Make sure the pressure plate isnt coming into contact with the bellhousing. Had that problem on my mustang after a clutch upgrade.
ya but how is that possible? I put a new clutch in it but it's the exact same one I had in it before other than that I haven't replaced anything else so it should fit? Wouldn't make sense if the pressure plate was hitting the bell housing because it all fit before I dropped the transmission?!
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if its exactly the same thats probably not your issue then. Have you checked to make sure the transmission can spin freely?
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if its exactly the same thats probably not your issue then. Have you checked to make sure the transmission can spin freely?
Yes I also checked that, the transmission spins freely. I can spin the crank by hand like less than a squarter of a spin but then it stops so it's not completely seized. Still doesn't make sense though.
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clutch disk in backwards maybe?
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clutch disk in backwards maybe?
Also double checked that, it's in correctly
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well ****, thats all i got man, i gotta tap outta this one lol. Good luck getting her back on the road.
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Are you using a 1/2 inch ratchet? Is it in neutral? Are both wheels off ground?
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Are you using a 1/2 inch ratchet? Is it in neutral? Are both wheels off ground?
Yes I'm using the right size ratchet i can get it to turn a little bit but not much then it just stops! It's in neutral and both wheels are off the ground.
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