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1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV Question: about the engine

 

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rochelle50, 3.1L V6, Little Rock, AR, February 27, 2011, 15:01
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what can be done if the motor is locked up

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    February 27, 2011, 15:33
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    Really the only thing is to replace it.

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    rochelle50, February 27, 2011, 18:08
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    do you mean to replace the motor or the car.

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    February 27, 2011, 16:40
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    Rebuild it - costly but more reliable.
    Replace it with a used one - less costly and less reliable since no maintenance and driving history is available.

    Zee

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    January 13, 2015, 19:14
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    Mine the cam had a piece flake off 3.8 L. Got caught in oil pump behind harmonic balancer behind cover. Cheap way other than overhaul is to put a big wrench on harmonic balancer and give a big pull. Or take off harmonic balancer and water pump and cover. Remove oil pump around crank. Probably will need new cover

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