I recently purchased a 1994 LeBarron 3.0, automatic with 44,000 miles on it for my son. It had a small water leak that led to him overheating the car and warping the heads. I took the heads off and had them presure tested, resurfaced and replaced the valve seals. I put the heads back on with all new gaskets, timing belt, water pump, tensioners and idler pulleys. I went by a Chilton for torque specs and applied lots of assembly lube. Changed out the oil, put in new plugs, rotor and dist. Cap. Once started, the engine had a "clatter" from the rear valve cover. I ran the engine shortly thinking that it needed to pump the oil up, but the "clatter" continued. It did not take long before the valve train locked up causing the timing belt to strip at the crank. When I pulled the valve cover back off, there was absolutely no oil on the valve train. Why would it not be pumping oil to the rear valve train? Now I am not sure it was pumping to either side.
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 19th, 2007 AT 9:11 PM