I have just purchased a 04 reg 230d transit connect with an engine problem
When you turn the key it clicks like the battery is flat or starter is stuck
Cambelt is still on looks ok. Battery fully charged.
You can rock the van in gear and the engine does turn over sometimes locks
then lets go again.
Put a socket on the crankshaft pully and the engine turns cloak wise so far and locks

Put it up on axle stands. Taken the starter out and if i turn the fly wheel one way it goes around with no locking up
if you turn it the other way it locks up

Can anybody advise me on what maybe wrong with the engine or what to look at next
I purchased it with the intention of putting another engine in but if it can be fixed
i would go that direction if it is viable and can find out why its locking up when turning over in one direction