Ok. I just bought an 04 trailblazer. They said the motor was locked up so I got it CHEAP. turns out that it wasn't locked up. The magnets in the flywheel were shattered and the stator unit destroyed. I replaced the parts and got it run with ease. Road it up the block and back a couple times. Pull started it repeatedly. Started and ran great every time. BUT. After I was playing around with getting the starter working with an external power source, (just cranked never started) I went to pull start it again and it was locked up. Same thing again. Magnets damaged and came apart in the flywheel. Looks like something hit it. Didn't feel much play in the crank bearings. Looks like stator unit is ok. Hopefully. Does anyone have any ideas or have seen this before.
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