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94 cavalier top end knock

I have a 94 cavalier 2.2L 5 speed 263,000 miles it was running fine for the last month then the other day the top end started knocking only when it was idling and the oil light would come on, then yesterday it started knocking really bad and shut off only when idling it took me about 10 min to get it started it didnt want to stay running drove it about 5 miles home and was knocking in the top end really bad then parked it and pulled the head and all the valves there is oil on just the intake valves not the exhaust and the intake is coated in burnt oil any ideas on what i could do to fix it.

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From your description of the knocking, mileage, and oil crusted on the intake valves you need an engine or a complete rebuild of the original.

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SOURCE: Oil Light stays on.

it sounds like a faulty sending unit the only way to know for sure is to install a mechanical gauge and measure pressure. or just replace the sender. it is not wise to drive it and just assume it is nothing major. if it is a mechanical problem will cost a lot more if you lock the engine up

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SOURCE: knocking after fixing fuel in oil problem

you did change the oil after all that gas whent in the oil let me now pierre p.s dont rate thanks for trying

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SOURCE: 2001 S-10, Blowing "ECM Batt" fuse after running for about 30 min

that fuse feeds power to fuel pump relay circuit that feeds pump could be defective pump,or damaged circuit wires that shorts out! and not a good idea to put higher fuse in circuit could cause more damage to circuit! but i know when your stuck, u do what it takes,so inspect circuit related to fuse,

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SOURCE: Have a 1990 Z71 4wd that with loud engine knock.

I'd consider some fresh, clean oil & filter change first of all, if it hasn't been done . drive it for a while providing it isn't too bad, & see if it goes away, if not get back to us.

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SOURCE: driving home check engine light stated flashing truck lost power

Try checking the map sensor this is a common problem with these vehicles

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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