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Make the timing belt is installed properly, otherwise all the intake valves will be bent because it is a high interference combustion chamber. Check compression after properly timed. If you are off any teeth at all the head will need to come back off to get repaired.
Rocker arm issues are common in that car. They can happen without any reason. This is not going to be cheap to look at. When the head was repaired it had to be removed. The timing chain might not have been properly tensioned. That would cause the timing chain to slip and then you have pistons slapping valves and spark plugs. This cause rocker arms and pushrods to bend or break and also can damage pistons.
Quit driving it. You have blown a intake manifold gasket or a head gasket. 3.4 engines are known for blowing intake gaskets. Check your oil, make sure it is not exessive or milky in color. White smoke is caused from water/coolant entering the cylinder.
Install cylinder head bolts finger-tight. New cylinder head bolts are recommended due to stretch of the old bolts. Tighten bolts in sequence, tighten the long bolts to 46 ft. lbs. (63 Nm) plue 90 degrees. Tighten the short bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm)
Install pushrode and rocker arms and rocker arm nuts. Tighten nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
Install valve cover and tighten bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
This is All you need for this Repair, ALSO Be Sure ALL GASKET SURFACES ARE VERY CLEAN. This Engine Requires MORE than MOST ALL Engines do for this Repair.
To remove a valve rocker arm cover from the RH cylinder head, disconnect PCV closure tube from oil fill stand pipe at rocker cover.
Remove the Thermactor bypass valve and air supply hoses as necessary to provide clearance.
Disconnect the spark plug wires from the spark plugs using Spark Plug Wire Remover T74P-6666-A or equivalent. Do not pull on wire. Remove the wires and bracket assembly from the rocker arm cover attaching stud and position the wires out of the way. ALSO MARK THEM AS TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM !!!
Remove upper intake manifold.
Remove attaching bolts and remove the cover.
Clean the valve rocker arm cover(s) and the cylinder head gasket surface(s). Position a new service valve rocker cover gasket.
Position the cover(s) on the cylinder head(s). The cover is tightened in two steps. Tighten the bolts to 14-18 N.m (10-13 lb-ft). Two minutes later, tighten the bolts to the same specification.
Install the crankcase ventilation tube in the RH cover.
Install upper intake manifold.
Install the spark plug wires and bracket assembly on the rocker arm cover attaching stud. Connect the spark plug wires. Install the air intake duct assembly.
Install the Thermactor bypass valve and air supply hoses (if required).
It's time to do a head gasket job the 22Re's blow the head gasket at about 140,000 so your son did you a favor, remove the head have it machined and valeves done replace the head gasket the the tork to yeild head bolts that HAVE to be replaced spend about $200.00 and it will last another 150,000 miles the rings and bottom end are solid on them but the head goes bad between #1 and #2 cylinders.also when you pull the head undue the exhast pipe and dump out the antifreeze in the catalitic conveter and you don't want that it will ruin it. and you can fix the broken exhaust pipe at the same time down by the L on the side of the tranny.
first check to be sure the vavuum lines at the throttle body are in there correct places.
on the main pulley of your engine, the one on the crank shaft there will be a little notch on it. mark the notch with some chalk or a dab of white paint. then loosen the bolt that holds down the distributor until you can turn the distributor. turn the distributor a little bit, snug the bolt up and try it. once you have the car running you will need a timing lite to set the timing to the correct timing mark. which should be 8 degrees before top dead center for you car.