2000 Mustang 3.8L V6 clanging then sieze?
I have a 2000 Mustang 3.8L V6 with 145K miles. All seemed well until earlier today while driving normally it made a loud clanging, metalic sound and then quit. It only makes a loud click and does not turn over when trying to start. Sounds like the starter is engaging but cannot turn it over, yikes. I got the vehicle out of the way and am having it towed to my home so I can start investigating. Has anyone had this happen to them or Does anyone have any ideas what I am in for? Just guessing, possibly head gasket and one or more cylinders has coolant in it and can't compress?? Is there anything that can "jam" causing these symptoms. A mechanic friend said it sounds like it siezed and need a new engine..? Please, help.