Question about 2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Went to grocery store the car ran normal got in the car to come back home it sounded so bad n ack like it didnt have power to go....so we put serpintine belt bcz it was shredded a lil ...n now weve put new plugs n wires...tried it n the same...took it to advance auto parts they said the # 3 plug wasnt firing..so came home took it out put it all back together n it still doin the same...but now ive noticed there is oil leakin from the back side of the head....so was thinking maybe head gasket...but the car hasnt ran hot r ran without oil ....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: blown head gasket
the worst case senareo, could have crack in head, worse yet cracked block. a friend of mine had a 95 olds same car as yours just different brand same engine got hot cracked the block. you can try a sealent, i never seen any that would seal a head gasget or crack block. myself i woodent mess with it, junk yard motor,theres a lot of them out there, most you can hear run before you buy. cars almost 15 years old, should be able to pick one up for around 350 to 400 bucks. you have that much in it if you tear it down and put it back together yourself. save yourself alot of trouble, not to mention money, and chg. engines. hope i helped. OLD SCHOOL.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
Your car is equipped with a system called PASSKEY standard on all GM cars and light trucks, try the following procedure to reset the system, the battery being dead will trigger the system.
PASSKEY LOCKOUT RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
The problem may be the security issue. Do you see a security light? Dust gets into the ignition tumbler and causes a bad contact with the sensor prompting a false security issue.
I had the same problem and thought it was a fuel pump issue, but after a $500 replacement ordeal, I later encountered the same issue again.
Insert the key and turn on ignition tumbler to ACC on (Position prior to engaging the starter)
Wait around ~15-20 minutes (The security light will change... I believe it will flash when the security reset...it's been a long time...sorry)
Afterward, turn the ignition tumbler and off
Your card should start there after
Tumbler maintain: Blow some compress air to prevent this incident from happening.
Hopefully this will resolve your issue without the need of spending any further $$$!
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
There will be marks on the cam gear and the crank gear. Some are dots, some are diamond shaped. You just line the two up so the top mark is directly over mark on the crank. You may have to turn the crank by hand which is easier with all the plugs out, to line it up. You will want to drain oil,change filter, and put in new oil to get rid of contaminated oil in oilpan.
If you fail, you are not talking about a lot of money to try to fix the top of the engine compared to engine replacement. For the most part, you could still tow it.
You could ask how much it would cost just to replace the gasket and let someone else bust their knuckles.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
If you replaced the fuel pump then there is a possibility that during the job then some debris from the tank and/or filter got loose somewhere into the fuel system and is in your lines. It could even be a very tiny speck of gasket material, old or new.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
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