'96 Riviera outside my work - needs help!
Someone parked their car outside my work yesterday and couldn't get it going. Today they came back and I helped them get it started (jumped it). Battery is bad, best I can tell without any tools or equipment with me.
The most noticeable thing was a BAD rattle I noticed right away, coming from the supercharged 3800 Series II motor in there. At first I thought it might be coming from the supercharger, but closer inspection makes me think it may be the harmonic balancer. Car stalls frequently according to the owner.
The women made a not so joking comment about leaving the keys in the car in the hopes that it will get stolen.
- question 1 - The rattle is really loud and seems to go away on hard acceleration in nuetral. Can anyone tell me if that sounds like the harmonic balancer or not?
- question 2 - should I see if that woman wants to sell it to me for a token amount as a fix and sell project? Opinions?
Oh, and I wasn't sure if this topic went in here or in the Lounge, so if it needs to be moved, please do so.
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
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