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350 ENGINE PROBLEM

1978 Chevrolet Nova • 10,000 miles

I started my car in the morning and it started right up then it made a clunking noise then it shut off I tried starting it up again and then it won't stay running it will make that same noise and then it will shut off again don't know what is wrong
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Aldan.myron
August 13, 2012.




Did you check the oil lately? Was there any noise before this?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 13, 2012.
I checked the oil or was good and no there was no noise before I started it in the morning it ran good last week and I didn't drive it on the weekend till Monday

Tiny
Aldan.myron
Aug 13, 2012.
Did it break or jump a timing chain? Have you turned the engine over with the distibutor cap off to see if the distributor turns?

Racefan966
Aug 16, 2012.
Sorry I meant does it have a streched timing chain? If you pull the distributor cap off and turn the engine over by hand (wrench) till the rotor moves then turn it the other direction and see how many degree's it takes for the rotor to turn.
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Racefan966
Aug 16, 2012.

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