WHY WONT MY CAR START AFTER CHANGING HEAD GASKETS

1999 Pontiac Grand Am

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saturntech9

September, 29, 2012 AT 2:47 AM

Also did you make sure the spark plug wires are all routed correctly?

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brad.landrum@yahoo.com

September, 29, 2012 AT 2:53 AM

Yes all wires are routed correctly he said one of the exhaust valves are stuck closed

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saturntech9

September, 29, 2012 AT 3:31 AM

Did he say which exhaust valve isnt opening?If its stuck closed then there must be a be a push rod or lifter issue?

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brad.landrum@yahoo.com

September, 29, 2012 AT 1:39 PM

Yes there was 3 push rods bent and he said its one on the back of the motor that isent opening

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Wrenchtech

September, 29, 2012 AT 2:16 PM

The push rods were bend because they were put back in the wrong place. The exhaust and intake rods are 1/4" difference in length and cannot be mixed, however they commonly are.

Tiny

saturntech9

September, 29, 2012 AT 3:51 PM

Looks like you found the problem thanks for the assit wrenchtech.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 29, 2012 AT 4:10 PM

No problem Lou

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brad.landrum@yahoo.com

September, 30, 2012 AT 5:48 PM

I also had 3 bent exhaust valves but thanks for the help guys

Tiny

Wrenchtech

September, 30, 2012 AT 5:55 PM

You've torn the heads back off to see that?

Tiny

saturntech9

September, 30, 2012 AT 8:48 PM

Wow you really went wrong then sorry to hear that.

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