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On a 1994 grand am i change the head gasket an now it turns over but wan crank its a 2.3 sohc

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Timing off , check compression . Hooked something up wrong ?

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SOURCE: 1994 old cutlass ciera 3100 blown head gasket.

Get a Chilton's book on the car. It will take you thru the whole job, and give you the torque specs for putting it back together. You will need a torque wrench, foot pounds, and a good socket set.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Determining if head gasket is blown on a 1994 honda accord Ex w VTec

White smoke out of the exhaust is one indication that the head gasket is blown. Another is to start the car and check the oil on the dipstick. If it's frothy or looks like a milkshake, this is another indication of a blown head gasket. The milky appearance indicates that coolant is in your engine, caused by a bad head gasket. If none of these symptoms occur, then the problem lies elsewhere. Hope this answers your question and feel free to post back with any other concerns or questions. Thank you.
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Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: need cylinder head gasket torque specs.

looks like there is special sequence to reassemble and tightening, a quick note replace any bolts that have two punch marks.tighten as follows: x x x x x 10 4 2 6 8 x x x x x 7 5 1 3 9 torque all down to 15 ft lbs torque to 30 ft lbs plus 90 degrees. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 1994 honda accord blown head gasket. Now car is

Are sure? If so you will have to remove the head to repair it. Don't drive it or you could destroy other parts of the vehicle as coolant will leak into your oil and get into let's say your crank shaft bearings. Pull out the dipstick and check the color of your oil to see if it is milky in color. If it is then this is a sure sign of a BHG (blown head gasket) and will have to be repaired. If your oil is fine get back to me for more troubleshooting.

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SOURCE: 5.2 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee overheats at idle

I don't remember ever seeing a Jeep that did not have an electric fan as a supplement to the mechanical one. The electric one should come on when the A/C is engaged. Jeep radiators are far smaller than they should be due to ground clearance issues. The only way to make them work is to enhance air flow through them by using electric fans. (or adding an extra row of cooling cores such as in the special tow package). When the vehicle is moving there is enough air flow created by that to eliminate the need for fans altogether, but you have to stop sometime!
Your a/c compressor adds to engine loading (why it pulls rpm down) When at idle with a/c on, the engine "thinks" it's going up-hill and produces more heat. The heat needs to be scrubbed from the system or it can and will overheat.
Make sure that the clutch fan is engaging. It spins free when cold but should lock up after it gets hot. Add an electric fan to the system...check with several scrapyards and see of any Jeeps like yours have one and take it.(some electric fans are on the drivers side and some are directly in front of the mechanical one) If equipped, there is wiring for it in the car. If necessary you can add one either inside or outside the radiator and operate it by way of a switch and relay or just a switch. (there are aftermarket ones that are "slim line) and are designed to fit between the radiator and the front grille) You could also add an external transmission cooler...in doing that, it will take some of the heat load off the radiator. Also make sure that the new radiator has the same number of core rows as the old one did....some shops mistakenly put ones with less cores in when replacing due to cost. In a system with a marginal design this can become critical. (most radiators come with one two three and even four rows)
Once the problem has been solved, don't forget to put the 195 t stat back in or the engine controls won't work properly.

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Why would a 1994 grand am 2.3 sohc not crank after i change the head gasket becase it was blowed why would it turn over an not crank


honestly it could be dozens of things.
Your best bet is to have a qualified mechanic check it out.
With any luck, it is something as simple as a harness connector not plugged back in, but on the flip side, it could be engine/head damage from the blown gasket.

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I have 1994 grand cherokee Jeep, Jeep heats up and will not start the temp gage is not working; i have replaced the thermo sts sensor and gasket. The temp gage on panel still doesnt work... My Jeep also...


white /light blue smoke is a sign of a blown head gasket or intake gasket when you changed the oil filter was it creamy cause if it was then is a head gasket

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Where is the head gasket located at on a 1994 grand marquis


The head gasket (in your case gaskets) is located on the top of the engine block under the engine cylinder head which is under the Camshaft cover which is the very top of the engine. This car is a V8 engine so it has 2 heads and 2 head gaskets, one on each side of the engine. It is a very expensive job to replace head gaskets.

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Setting of timing chains


Get Ford timing tool kit, part = otc-6488 (For about $119 USD on eBay)

4 timing chains (3 front including the optional balance shaft chain + 1 back)

2 cam guides (1 front + 1 back)

2 oil tensioners (1 front + 1 back)

1 jackshaft tensioner (1 front)

1 jackshaft guide/cassette (1 front)

1 balance shaft tensioner (1 front) (will probably be ok, so dont replace it)

1 balance shaft guide (1 front) (will probably be ok, so dont replace it)

new sprockets + bolts + gaskets etc.

new spark plugs + throttle body cleaner + lithium grease spray + oil change

head gaskets


some of these parts (the front stuff) can be obtained as a primary timing chain rattle noise kit Part# = 2u3e-6d256-** ab for 4*4 & bb for 2*4.

The kits also have later part numbers for us$ 76 @ http://www.fordpartsonline.com


My parts order (without the balance shaft stuff) was:

$76.04 KIT-TENSIONER TIMING 2u3e-6d256-ab

$47.93 Engine, Camshaft and timing, Timing chain, TIMING CHAIN, Explorer, Mountaineer, Rear - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

$57.36 Engine, Camshaft and timing, Chain guide, CHAIN GUIDE, Explorer, Mountaineer, Jackshaft To Cam - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

$103.22 Engine, Overhaul gasket set, OVERHAUL GASKET SET, Explorer, Mountaineer, Upper (Valve Grind) - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

$28.93 Engine, Camshaft and timing, Tensioner, TENSIONER, Explorer, Mountaineer, Upper - 4.0L SOHC - 4.0L SOHC

Its worth mentioning that this procedure is not enjoyable at all and should be undertaken with at least 8 full days to completion (I recon you could do it in half the time the second time).

It is basically on entire engine re-build with both heads off and the engine out of the vehicle.

It is not possible to do the rear chain or sprocket with the engine in the car as the flywheel needs to come off + at least 1 head, but it is possible to do the front primary chain and or front cam chain with the engine in the car.

You will be a ford exploder and timing expert after you do this - the main reason should be the love of your American built vehicle. Its a solid car - except for the plastic guides!

Disclaimer Note: This is how i successfully did the job, but i am not a ford mechanic and don't hold me responsible if this does not work for you.
Timing Overview

A Small Sprocket on the crank turns a larger (2 to 1 ratio) jackshaft sprocket that is in turn connected front & back to the 2 camshafts.

Thus a 360o turn of the crank will turn both the camshafts 180o.

Firing order is 1-4 2-5 3-6, Right side numbers 1,2,3. Left Side = 4,5,6.

At TDC pistons 1 & 5 are fully raised, thus 1 is about to spark & 5 is evacuated.

The engine will turn freely (no piston to valve contact) with the cams 180o out, it will even run (roughly) with 1 out 180o, any other settings may cause major damage to the valves.

The 2 cam shafts come with timing markings, "yes" real timing marks that anyone can use (even without special tools) to ensure correct timing.

The way to time it is to ensure both the off centre cam shaft slits are level/flat with the head.

With the engine at TDC both the cams need to have the off centre slot in the same position either up and level or down and level.

It is super critical that both the camshafts are 100% in sink with each other, i.e. not a few degrees off, the engine computer can compensate for crank timing but not engineering failure.

Be warned the camshafts can turn easily fast & hard by themselves as a few springs are compressed at TDC, I got my finger jammed and its still healing + if the engine is not at TDC you may damage a valve.

Now heres the hard thing that you will need special tools for - if you need to change the timing, you will need to be able to undo the cam sprocket bolt on both cams & these are done up real tight.

There is a tool that you attach that has 2 pencil thick shafts that fit into the sprocket and prevent it from turning - then you need to put about 90Nm of force on the bolt (remember the rear one if LHT)

For the $money$, its well worth getting yourself the tool kit - it will save you hours in the long run. Search eBay for otc-6488 should be US $119 - then sell them again for say $100.

There is also a tool version of the oil tensioner in the kit that screws right in and puts the correct amount of force on the chain + guide, to enable you to do up the cam bolt with the chain and sprocket in the right spot on the cam.


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Looks like water in the oil. changed timing belt and guides. how do i know if the head is bad or if it needs a head gasket?


Being a 1994 your gasket is more likely but you will have to get just about to that to figure out which one it may be either way.

Sep 21, 2010 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am

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What's the difference between a blown head gasket and a blown intake gasket?


The head gasket goes between the block and the head, and seals the combustion process, and cooling water, and (if oil is pumped obove the heads to valve components) oil pressure.

Intake gaskets seal between the intake manifold and the head, and seal against intake vacuum, and in many cases, coolant.

A badly blown head gasket will so destroy compression in the cylinder that you can hear uneven cranking as that cylinder comes up on compression, kind of a “whir, whir, WHIR, whir, whir, WHIR, whir” with the capitalized whir being the engine spinning much faster due to no compression holding the starter back.

You will never be able to hear a problem with an intake manifold gasket until the engine actually starts to fire and/or run.

Aug 10, 2010 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am

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Where is the oil pressure sender located?


For 1994 Pontiac Grand Am 2.3L MFI SOHC Quad 4cyl
The Oil Pressure Switch is located: Under hood, driver side, front engine area, below cylinder head, where engine meets transaxle housing mounted in block.

Hope helps (remember rated this.

Jun 26, 2010 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am

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I have antifreeze in my oil 1994 pontiac grand am


If you have a 3.1 it is more than likely that the intake gaskets are bad.Hope this helps.Good luck.

Mar 02, 2010 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am

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Bent valves


the timing chain is not correctly installed. you never just crank it over. After you install it, turn it by hand without the spark plugs in..... 2 revolutions and check the timing marks are where they should be. if you feel anything hit or it stops turning back off and figure out why, do not force it. it should turn easy.

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