3100 No-Start - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Oldsmobile When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2006, 10:38 PM   #11
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,166
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
mkaake is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry, something happened, and all of my threads were shown as having no replies...

Anyway, not sure. I was checking the procedure online through the GM service manuals and saw that (at least the later 3100) actually has 2 crank sensors... one behind the crank pulley, and one on the side of the block.

As I wasn't sure which was bad, didn't really have time to dig in to it (family vacation... the first in a *very* long time), and didn't want to throw parts at someone else'* car from someone else'* checkbook without knowing what was really wrong, I did what I hate to do - I pointed him squarely in the direction of a mechanic with a scan tool. Since we couldn't start it, I couldn't get a free scan done anywhere (which would have cleared up a great number of issues).

So eh, didn't really happen. Which is sad. I hate (seriously HATE) having to send people to a mechanic.

Except my mom - she'* got a good local guy. She just had her Olds 88 (1990) get some new CV joints put on both sides, brake pads thrown on, front right hub replaced, new endlinks put on, and one other thing... for 300 bucks. With the cost of the CV joints and hub thrown in. I had a hard time arguing that one... the guy barely made any money off of it, and the amount of time it would have taken me to do the same wasn't really worth it, compared to the < $100 she paid...
mkaake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 10:50 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad you got it solved, Matt.

Who'* your mom'* great local guy? I always like to have a great contacts in my hip pocket.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 10:53 PM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bad Axe,MI.
Posts: 1,025
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
daman is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkaake
. I was checking the procedure online through the GM service manuals and saw that (at least the later 3100) actually has 2 crank sensors... one behind the crank pulley, and one on the side of the block.
In '95 at least in the Grand Am'* 3100 (i'm shure yours is the same)

my GM FSM shows;

then one on back of the block is the "ignition timer sensor"
and the one behinde the crank pully is the "crankshaft position sensor"

just so you know
daman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 01:08 AM   #14
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,166
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
mkaake is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vital49
Glad you got it solved, Matt.

Who'* your mom'* great local guy? I always like to have a great contacts in my hip pocket.
I'll have to dig his card out of my wallet tomorrow... it'* kind of in the middle of nowhere though - Milford, IN - right smack between goshen and warsaw...
mkaake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 10:51 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mkaake
Quote:
Originally Posted by vital49
Glad you got it solved, Matt.

Who'* your mom'* great local guy? I always like to have a great contacts in my hip pocket.
I'll have to dig his card out of my wallet tomorrow... it'* kind of in the middle of nowhere though - Milford, IN - right smack between goshen and warsaw...
I thought it was someone local in Flint. If it'* in IN, no big deal. Thanks anyway.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #16
Junior Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
KneeHowMa is on a distinguished road
Default

Shouldn't you change the spark plugs in the rear bank as well? If the ones in the front are so bad, I'm sure it'* the same for the ones in the back. This might not fix the problem, but hey, it needs to be changed anyway.
KneeHowMa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2006, 10:11 AM   #17
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,166
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
mkaake is on a distinguished road
Default

yeah, just didn't have time to get at it.

but we had an update anyway... was trying to start the engine, and pulled the oil cap just to take a peak at what was happening... and the valves = no movement. doesn't sound like the timing chain was dumped, so it sounds like we may have a broken cam.

in any event, the guy didn't want to put money in to it, so it'* being traded in right now...
mkaake is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grand Am/3100 whining captainmiller Lounge 11 07-15-2005 10:54 AM
2002 GP SE w/3100 v6 swartlkk Lounge 9 04-03-2005 12:39 PM
Backfire after replacing lower intake gasket 99 Malibu 3100 CSFiend 1992-1999 0 01-28-2005 04:52 PM
Mom in FLA needs help: 97 Lumina 3100 randman1 Lounge 4 01-19-2005 09:02 PM
3100/3400 failures/issues vital49 Lounge 9 03-02-2004 09:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:12 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.