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Old 09-17-2006, 07:31 PM   #11
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These GM cars are nothing but problems, the Cam sensor is held in there by a piece of plastic like mentioned in the other reply. GM has a retro kit that helps. who in the right mind would put a piece of plastic on a CAM . Some GM engineer probablyl got promoted for this. Would have made more sense if they would have welded a magenet to the came or used a magnet bolt and nut.
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true....very true
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Replaced the interrupter magnet Saturday night. It was not fun. Car is running fine now. Wish I'd have known about the reto-kit...

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I'm curious, what is the retro kit?

Why are these cars faulted for problems, when its age alone that causes the problems?? These cars run very well, with minimal maintenance when new, but as the miles rack up, and age takes its toll, things start to wear out, and rot. You can't build something perfect, you know..

The plastic bracket is a dumb idea, indeed, but nothing'* perfect..
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Just ask yourself why the Japaneese cars have such a higher resale value. Built better to last longer. When everything is new it works great, give it a little age and these cars start to rack up huge repair costs. won't be buying GM for a long time...........
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What do you consider huge repair costs?

Your standard Hondas require new timing belt replacement every 50,000 miles at an average cost of $500+.

On the other hand, if you are a huge Japanese car fan (obvious), then nobody will change your mind.
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You have to consider the costs involved. Cam sprocket is a common item and they just drill one hole for the interrupter. Push it on in the line in and is good for at least the warrenty period. After that, who cares ?

JB Weld method on mine has been good for five years now but on an assembly line they can't wait for glue to dry.
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I replaced my interupter almost 5 years ago... It was not a bad job.. And the parts were less than $100 including the oil and filter... At the time the car was almost 10 years old and I was hot rodding it then I heard the plink then the SES came on... Code 41...

Now let me go back a little ways here... No car is perfect... I don not care who makes it..

We had a 90 Accord brand new off the showroom floor... In 93 it left us stranded on a Major state highway late a nite... Distributor Failed.... We had to have it towed to the Honda dealership 20 miles away in the middle of the nite... Had to go after a rental as the service department was not open on sat or sun... They replaced the distributor, turned out it was a common problem on all of the 90-92 accords and was corrected on the 93 models, but was not recalled till 93... Was it a good car? Yes... At 30k miles the AC needed a recharge, The Drivers window was clanky, the trans was getting clunky and we did have the trans serviced at the dealership which made no diffrence... The Valvetrain needed an adjustment to bring it back to spec.... Not sure what it was but this car ate batteries... never got 2 years out of one.. It was a good car and it had its issues... Ther resale on it was still good tho.. More than we owed... We got rid of it in 94

The Mitsubishi.... We put a water pump on it, timming belt( this I expected )... The alternator failed in a bad way( smoked it )... There is a coolant pipe that runs friom the fromt of the motor to the rear and around that rusted and had a pinhole leak( got lucky we noticed it as it was being driven 70 miles per day )... I have replaced the front struts and need to do the rear now... The only other rear problem we had with this car was that the ECU died in it, and they are a hot commidity( $400 )... No JY for a very long distance even had one... And if they did it was well over $400... This car was better than the accord( I like the accord more, but this was a better car )

All cars have their quirks... IMy 91 has been ultra reliable for its age and abuse it has seen... Its not going to bother me if I have to replace an alternator or wheel hub assembly.. The interior of my 91 is tighter than the the 90 accord or Mitsu ever was..

All cars are going to have their issues... None of them are perfect...

And if you ever have a Nissian with the 2.4 or whatever size 4 cylinder they make now days... Just wait till the timmin chain tensioner goes out and you get your repair bill

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Just did a Timing belt, water pump and total coolant plush on a 2000 Camry thats in the Family. Bearings fell right out of the pump and all the coolant leaked out and stranded the car. Impeller ate into the housing causing massive chips in the engine. Had to be towed. The whole front of the engine had to be torn down including the balancer and there is bout 2 " of room to get in there. What a job!
Like Jr. said, all cars have their problems.
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I had a toyota corolla ,tercel as a company car, oil changes every 30000km, yup 30000 km , parts used brakes , tires and windsheilds. Retired the corolla with 650,000 km. Guess what my wife drive now? I also had 2 honda civics ,replaced the timing belt every 200000km (vs 80000 as requested) . They are built better last longer and at the end of 450,000kms I still was able to sell it for 2grand, not bad since I only paid 8grand for the car with 60000kms on it. What do you realy think you will get for your car, if you can sell it. Sorry there is a reason why GM and Ford are in trouble.
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