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1995 chevy lumina 3.1 not firing at one of the cylinders. it is getting fire at the spark plug. but has a definite miss at this location. I have changed the injector out but it did not help. what next?

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  • cheap repair Oct 15, 2010

    intake manifold gasket leak

  • Quinn Carollo Oct 16, 2010

    checked compression. 180 on all but he one having trouble. zero on it... at this point is there any way to tell if it heads or piston? i got this car for $250.00 not running but in very great condition body paint and interior. Spent $780.00 on new head gaskets and intake gaskets(original problem) then $1500.00 having transmission rebuilt. i have check around and can get a rebuilt motor for around $1500.00. but would rather just have this one rebuilt.
    any other ideas?



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Do a compression test on the engine to see if the valves are working properly. You may be able to borrow a tester from the parts store. remove the spark plugs and screw the tester into each plug hole one at a time. Crank the engine a couple revolutions nd then check the pressure on the gage. Write it down, release the pressure in the gage, and go on to the next cylinder. Any cylinder that is much lower than the rest has a valve or rings issue. If you have questions, please let me know.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Oct 16, 2010

    When the heads were put back, is there any chance a rocker got put in too tight? Or maybe the wrong pushrod went in there. I would take that valve cover off and make sure the valves on that cylinder can close. If thevalve clearances are good, the cause is usually a burned valve. There is only labor involved in taking the intake manifold and head off, right? Do you have the tools to do it yourself? If it's just a burned valve, you can take the head to a machine shop to have the seat squared and have them put in a new valve.
    If you're going to have someone else do the work, it's going to be at least a day's labor, maybe more.
    If it is somehow the piston or rings, it's going to be another day or two labor. You should ask your favorite shop for a quote if you're thinking of going that way.



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