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Old 01-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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I have a 1994 Bonneville SSEi and i am having engine problems-It makes a very loud rattling noise when running-It has been sitting for about a year and a half i was told the engine was shot because the longers bearings were shot-I was thinking of just buying a used engine but I dont know what to do
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My suggestion is to check the face of the harmonic balancer for cracks. Especially if the rattle goes away as you roll into the throttle.

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Typical failure on a car of that age. Especially after sitting unused.
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Did you check the harmonic balancer yet? We need to know. When they go bad like the picture above, they will sound like a bad knock at idle
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I once had a lower bearing knock ,they [the pontiac dealer] told me my harmonic balance was off . a couple of hundred dollers later .it went away [for a week or so] there was the knock agian any there is more to the story to long if you really care for the car get a new engine
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no the harmonic balancer is just fine are there any possible problems that could occur now if i was to put an engine in when it has been sitting for about 2 years
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no the harmonic balancer is just fine are there any possible problems that could occur now if i was to put an engine in when it has been sitting for about 2 years
If you decide to get a replacement engine, just make sure to check all fluids, do a complete tune up, grease all ball joints, tie rods etc... check out the bushings. You should be fine
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