bought the car with 146000 miles,oil looked filthy,air filter was shot to,ran oil with a quart of trans fluid for a 1000 miles,then chaned oil/filter.Had a ticking noise from the timing chain.R/R timing chain,tentioner,etc.Again aroung 8000 miles,same noise,R/R all items again,now another 8000 miles highway,same noise,there is a freez plug behind the cam gear with a pin whole in it,as if it sprays oil from it,forced a small bit through it,when the noise first developed back,ran with another quart of trans fluid in it,1000 miles,then changed the oil/filter.am i missing something?
2002 cavalier,2.2 ohv,timing chain noise. on 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
by Rick w in New Douglas, IL on April 21, 2012
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by import_enthusiast , April 21, 2012
My advice. Sell the car because that transmission fluid running in your engine is tearing it up. Your bearings are probably about to give up. If you don't want to sell it I recommend either rebuilding or buying a whole new engine and for sure replace the transmission
COMMENT by Rick w , April 21, 2012
Thanks for the response,now it has aprox. 500 miles on it since i changed the oil and filter,will just run it and play it by ear.
ANSWER by big01_dram , April 22, 2012
Im with the other guy.