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Any one know of any common problems?

Common problems that can be prevented with early action? the engine in my saturn l series just craped out due to a busted timing chain!
anything for a 98 gmc sonoma with 100+k milage

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I am a GM mechanic at a dealership in Texas. I don't see much in the way of problems with this truck. If it has a 4.3 V6 then you have a good engine. The only real problem is intake gaskets leaking coolant. Keep the radiator flushed, and do the regular maintenance and it will serve you well. Good Luck

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