Im now 98% sure its the starter engine which fail under load (cranking the engine)Can you put it into a high gear and then try to rock it back and forth? I’d spray some penetrating oil done in through the spark plug holes and let it sit for a couple of hours first.
I’m assuming when you turned the key with the starter motor removed the starter gear sprang out, then retracted?
Will do surely👍🏼Starter may be the issue but make sure you check for ANY rodent damage to wiring. Modern insulation on wires on many cars is soy based. Damaged wiring has become such a problem that several manufactures are facing class action law suits. Check your garage to see if you have any evidence of rodents like droppings or chewed up material or holes in boxes and stored bags.
Certainly when all is mounted,There is a chain of "logic circuitry" involved in starting the car where it makes sure everything is setup correctly. If not correct the computer tells the car to not start.
The hydraulic shift mechanism could be in a don't start phase because it got confused or their is a bad sensor. I would think it should throw a CEL though which would help you find the cause through reading the OBD II.
Hi Ted_168,When you open the door initially, do you hear the sound of the fuel pump pressurizing the system?
plug in diagnostic and see what errors are there in engine/body ECUs.Hi All,
News ; my new starter motor arrived just now
So mounted the starter motor, jump started this motor... Exactly like the old one!!!
No crank of the engine
Mannualy cranking the engine directly on the crankshaft : Rotating Counter Clockwise no problem!!
Rotating Clockwise its Blocked!!
The rear wheels of the car are free to spin by hand, the gearbox is in N
basically im back to zero