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Old 07-11-2005, 08:18 PM   #21
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Default Help again....new problem.

I buttoned everything up this afternoon and the car started, runs fine, no stumbling and good acceleration, BUT it has picked up a slight...when you listen closely...engine click in the lower end. Could it be slightly out of time....usually when I've seen things out of time the engine stumbles....this time it does not, but you can hear a slight clatter. Could it be 1/2 a cog off?


Thanks again....I'm about to give this ol' thing the heave ho!
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:31 PM   #22
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Default Fixed It!

Found the problem. Not only was the cam magnet broken, the cam sensor itself was not working...put a new one on it....C.E.L. went off.....egine just hummed....not clatter. Old thing runs well w/ 205k on it. Now w/ the new gears/chain/magnet/O2 sensor/Cam Sensor/cleaned IAC/fresh oil/new anti-freeze.....the thing should give me another 100k.
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Cool... Glad you got it...

I have seen these 3800'* with as much as 320,000 miles... There was a member with 330,000 on a 3800 II...

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the engine shall give you at least another 200k.. but the transmission is another story..

try adding a transmission flush to the list of stuff done. Then maybe you'll get another 200k out of the car not just the engine.

Oh yeah, good job .. these engines really do run super smooth when taken care of.


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