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Old 11-23-2005, 01:21 AM   #1
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I'm back!! I posted a week or so ago about my '93 Pontiac Bonneville that is having major issues. It had broken down on me about 3 weeks ago. It started with it just dying, so I replaced the battery and the alternator. After that, it started making a LOUD banging and clicking noise near the engine. I've had 2 people tell me that it sounds like it may be a rod in the engine. I really need help here guys!! I am a single mom of 2, and if the entire engine needs to be replaced, I am out of luck because I cannot afford that. Here are my questions: 1.) Is it possible to replace one rod, or does the entire engine need to be replaced, 2.) If I were to sell it, how much could I honestly get for it?, 3.) Is there anyone who is an awesome mechanic who would be willing to do me a HUGE favor and take an honest look at it for me and give me their HONEST opinion? My youngest is 7 months old so I feel very unsafe without a car. Please, if anyone can help me out here, I would greatly appreciate it!!!
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1) Is is possible but your still going to pay a ton for the labor if you rebuild the enitre engine or not.
Has the noise been getting louder?
2) Not sure
3) Where are you located? I'm friends with a few mechanics.
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I am located in Eagan, MN. If I could just get a good, honest mechanic to listen to it and give me a for sure answer on what is wrong with it, that would be GREAT!
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ok there are a ton of MN'ers....im sure they will jump in to help ya diagnoise the noise....
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That would be awesome!! If it'* major, do you have any idea how much I could sell it for (or how much you would pay for something like that?) It'* white, little rust (just on the bottom of the doors), and has a brand new battery and alternator.
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Kelly are you a SE, SSE or SSEi. and are you Supercharged?
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Kelly does it sound like this by any chance??

http://www.friedpoodle.com/bonnemeet2005/Movie.wmv
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I"m guessing an SE?? I really don't know. It'* the basic Bonneville, no wing, pwr locks, windows, no sunroof... ya know, just the basics.
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Wow, it does kind of sound just like that... but louder.. lol!
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Wow, it does kind of sound just like that... but louder.. lol!
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could be a bearing gone

SSE1990 spun a bearing in his car....

here is another one for ya
http://www.friedpoodle.com/bonnemeet2005/sseyaaa_2.wmv

i hope he dosnet mind me using the vids
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