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    • The pistons were just froze in place. I put acetone / tranny fluid in the cylinders and tapped the top of each one. Numbers 1 and 4 stuck but I got them moving and all cleaned up. Thanks though. I appreciate all the help from the people here.
    • Kmorrow reacted to waltah's post in the thread 420A Crankshaft wont turn at all with Like Like.
      With all four pistons at the same height you're in the worst possible situation in terms of mechanical advantage -- the crank journals are all at either 3 or 9 o'clock so your breaker bar puts the least possible force on the piston/cylinder...
    • I was wondering if they should be all at the same height like that or not. I've actually had it soaking in a 50/50 mix of acetone and transmission fluid for about a day and a half. I'll try to free up the pistons with a block of wood tonight...
    • I haven't tried because everything is torn apart, even the column and ignition. It's a project car. But I could probably put a battery in it and jump the connections
    • Yes, it's in neutral. And it won't go CCW without the bolt coming loose
    • 99 Eclipse RS 2.0L with 420a engine. Car sat for a year due to blown head gasket. Removed the cylinder head to replace gasket but crank won't budge at all. I'm using a 3' breaker bar and still nothing. This is the first time I've personally...
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