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Engine Dead - help

Postby aminabq » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:05 am

I have a a 1966 beetle converted to a Baja bug with a 1600 engine. I had been having trouble with the bug starting so I changed the starter. The bug starter great; however, I drove it around the neighborhood for a few minutes and the engine started to make a squeaking sound - almost like a squeaky hinge. I stopped as soon as I could and got it home a very low speed. Now it wont start and it is as if the engine seized. Any opinions?
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Re: Engine Dead - help

Postby ABQ 66 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:27 pm

Is there oil showing on the dip stick?

Can you rotate the engine with a wrench on either the generator nut or the pulley nut with the trans in neutral?

If no to both questions, it's probably seized up. :(

If it turns over by the starter or with a wrench, the squeek is somewhere else.
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Re: Engine Dead - help

Postby kaferbus » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:26 pm

Perhaps the engine tin beneath the pulley loosened up and is rubbing against the pulley? Mine did this a few weeks ago and it mage the most horrible screeching noise!
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