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Back fires out of intake

1999 pontiac grand am se back fires out of intake? could the timing belt jumped teeth???? will not stay running......just wondering if this is common on these cars????

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    likely you have a chain not a belt (less likely to "jump time). Do a compression test to make sure you don't have a burned valve, If you have any ticking noise in engine could also have a worn cam lobe. Ignition cross-fire can also cause backfire.

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Sounds like the timing belt, unless you recently changed you spark plugs and put the boots/wires on the wrong plug. May seem silly but I've seen it done before.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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