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2009 S40 engine pulled, crank won't turn

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2009 S40 engine pulled, crank won't turn

Post by Brucebo » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:39 pm

Help,

I just pulled the engine/transmission assembly out of my 2009 Volvo S40. The crank was turning fine when I removed the harmonic balancer before pulling the engine.

I've:

Drained the transmission fluid.
Removed the starter.
The engine/transmission is currently suspended from a lift.
Timing belt is still installed.

I wanted to turn the crank in order to remove the torque converter bolts, but the crank seems locked solid. I even tried a breaker bar on the crank nut. With the above configuration is there some sort of interlock somewhere locking the crankshaft/transmission? I seem to be stuck.



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Re: 2009 S40 engine pulled, crank won't turn

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:26 am

Did you turn the crank clockwise or counterclockwise? The timing belt can slip if you turn counterclockwise.


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Re: 2009 S40 engine pulled, crank won't turn

Post by Brucebo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:22 pm

Clockwise only. Can't turn counterclockwise a crank nut spins off.



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Re: 2009 S40 engine pulled, crank won't turn

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:00 pm

Brucebo wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:39 pm
The engine/transmission is currently suspended from a lift.
You might try letting it down to the floor or a table so the bell housing is not carrying the full weight of the transmission.
I am thinking there might be just enough flex to bind it up.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0,
Plant Torslanda Sweden.
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Re: 2009 S40 engine pulled, crank won't turn

Post by Brucebo » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:03 pm

This engine suffered a block crack and all the coolant ended up in the crankcase. What happened was I waited too long and the cylinders and rings rusted up and seized the crank. I ended up pulling the oil pan and bottom bearing to drop the crankshaft in order to get the torque converter.

See my recent posting today for "the rest of the story". :(



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