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i have oldsmobile intrigue 1998 and some time when i attempe to start the engine, the engine dose't want start( seems like the starter is dead ) and i have security lamp flashing and some time start engine but the stick shaft dose't want to move from P to D ( stuck ) and don't let me go by the car ?

I replaced the water pump and timing belts for the first time on 2.3 vtec engine. Before I start engine I want to be sure It won't damage internal parts. If I can rotate with ratchet is it safe to start the engine?


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