Sign up to remove ads. We'd love to have you amongst our ranks! Just Click here!

pontiac forums   pontiac forums

Go Back   Pontiac Forums > Pontiac Car Forums > Pontiac Grand Am Forum

Advertisements
cars connected social network cars connected social networking app for ios cars connected social networking app for android

suspension parts, shocks, struts and more






Notices

Pontiac Grand Am Forum Discuss topics regarding the Pontiac Grand Am.

Pontiac Forum: lost power then no start
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old October 7th, 2017, 11:44 AM
melsg5's Avatar
melsg5 melsg5 is offline
Senior Member
ADMINISTRATOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 16,882
melsg5 is on a distinguished road
do you see a wear pattern on the lifters? I cannt tell from the picture. The lifters should slide, now that you have them out, do they move freely in the lifter bores?
Since you have everything apart already and seem to want to hold onto the car check out the price of new lifters and cam. Since you saw metal those lifters may have particles in them.
__________________
1971 GTO 455 HO Ram Air
1969 Corvette Coupe with 1970 LT-1 Short Block
2017 Mustang GT
Reply With Quote

  #22  
Old October 19th, 2017, 10:31 PM
Heathw Heathw is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: N E Kansas
Posts: 64
Heathw is on a distinguished road
Ok so I removed cam housings from the 2000 Grand am I bought and pulled lifters out (keeping them in order for reinstall) cleaned the housings, made sure oil passages were not plugged and prelubed the lifters then installed housings on my 99 Grand am. Still have the noise. I've done everything I think I can to top end with no good results so there is no doubt if I drive as is I'm going to have a major failure in the very near future. It's odd my 99 Grand am is nothing special but I really like how she drives so motor is coming out. It is going to be a rebuild project for the winter with a few possible performance upgrades. Found a cheap car to drive and a used 2.4 twin cam to put into the 2000 Grand am for a back up car. So I still need some advice. The used engine is in a 97 Cavalier. To transfer from the 97 Cavalier to the 2000 Grand am do i transfer motor only or will I also need to do something to computer. My 99 was after the mid year upgrade when they discontinued the EGR until 2002 and I'm pretty sure the 2.4 in the cavalier has a EGR. Advice would be great or a point in the right direction for this info would be greatly appreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old October 20th, 2017, 10:34 AM
melsg5's Avatar
melsg5 melsg5 is offline
Senior Member
ADMINISTRATOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 16,882
melsg5 is on a distinguished road
it is always best when doing that type of swap to get the ecm and engine wire harness
__________________
1971 GTO 455 HO Ram Air
1969 Corvette Coupe with 1970 LT-1 Short Block
2017 Mustang GT
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old October 20th, 2017, 01:39 PM
Heathw Heathw is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: N E Kansas
Posts: 64
Heathw is on a distinguished road
Ok I'm getting the complete car so I will have everything! I appreciate the time you spent over the last year to answer my questions! I had hoped to keep this engine going well into the 200,000 mile area but 197,000 isn't a bad number for a 2.4 from what I have read. Plus $150 for a 2 year driver I will not complain about! Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old October 23rd, 2017, 09:01 PM
Heathw Heathw is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: N E Kansas
Posts: 64
Heathw is on a distinguished road
Thought I would give you all a up date. I had it locked in my mind that the noise was top end. I ran across a video on easy way to check rod bearings through the spark plug hole. So come to find out #1, #2 and #3 bearings are bad not a lot of movement so I'm thinking that's why it was more of a tapping noise and not a knocking. Still planning on rebuild this winter! Till next time!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
pontiacforum.com recognizes that "Pontiac", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of the General Motors Corporation. These terms are used for identification purposes only. pontiacforum.com is not affiliated in any way with the General Motors Corporation, Pontiac or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. ©2017 pontiacforum.com. All rights reserved.


MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Pontiac? Check out your options at the links below:

Miss the Pontiac G8 GT? Believe it or not, Kia may have something for you. The Kia Stinger is a large sport-oriented hatchback sedan in the mold of the Audi A7.