350 ENGINE PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • Aldan.myron
  • 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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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 4:43 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Did you check the oil lately? Was there any noise before this?

Roy

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 4:45 PM
  • Tiny
  • Aldan.myron
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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

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 5:00 PM
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  • racefan966
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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?

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 1:10 AM
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  • racefan966
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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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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 1:12 AM

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