Engine v6 bought as bad starter turned out to be locked motor.

dawn_runner

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so my husband bought a 2001 mustang v6 from a guy who said it just needed a starter...I know sounds great right? well it dumped oil all over the car dolly and my yard. clicks wont turn over and the damn theft light is on. after pulling the starter (which is fried btw) my brother in law tried to turn the engine? and it wouldnt turn... why he didnt check that mess before we bought it is beyond me. so my reason for posting in here is I need help figuring out what to do with this silver yard ornament. is it possible the anti-theft has it locked up? or do i just need to pull the motor and rebuild it. any advice and guidance is welcome.
 
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The anti-theft will keep it from cranking, but No, it will not lock the engine up.

Plus side, used engines can be had for a fair price, and swapping engines in a mustang is fairly easy.
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dawn_runner

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:O_o: not quite how i wanted to find a mustang page lmao but thats what i get for not going with my husband when he decided he needed to get it. thanks :D
 

Titusvillefox89

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:O_o: not quite how i wanted to find a mustang page lmao but thats what i get for not going with my husband when he decided he needed to get it. thanks :D
Not sure if you tried this or not but pull the spark plugs and try and crank it by hand. I doubt this is the case bit it could be hydrolocked..... if you pull the plugs and it turns over smooth then you can make it run