Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 179000 miles
it all started after 137000 miles it blew the timing chain & bent all the valves. I replaced all parts that were bad but it only lasted 4 months (about 3000 miles) & went again.I thought it was a faulty tensioner( replaced every time) also replaced the head 3 times. My auto parts store is saying Im using the wrong head gasket & overheating the timing chain causing it to streach & fail. But temp gauge shows normal temp (Early veres late 95) when I buy a gasket set 2.3 the cam housing tops have a green gasket (intake)but the gasket set only has red & they don't fit so I have to order 2.4 cover gaskets (intake only). I have a head with the 456 stamp. My question is if there is a early or late in the 95 model would the late be a 2.4 The car is a 95 SE coupe vin "D" Have you got any Ideas. This will be my last time with this repair. Great car but this problem has me down.I see in 96 they changed to 2.4 but mine has the 2.3 exhaust bolt pattern. Should all water ports on block & head be open tru head gasket or are they made with restrictions? Thanks for your time. Duane
have the same problem?
Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 11:22 AM