I got caught in a blizzard. I had to stop my car. When I tried to start it again, it made a loud clunking noise, then the car died. Every time I tried to start it, it would make this loud clunk again and would not start. Could it be the timing jumped or timing chain tensioner? Thanks for any help.
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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
Question: Could it be the timing?
Answer #1pushrod February 17, 2013, 12:38Master
Did you get it stuck and have to do a lot of spinning? Maybe over reving the engine?
Replylilkiss4u, February 17, 2013, 12:45Rookie
We did some spinning, but then we heard the "clunk" and the car died. We tried to restart it, it turned over with a loud clunk again, but did not fire.
Replypushrod, February 17, 2013, 12:54Master
Let a mechanic listen to it!
Replylilkiss4u, February 17, 2013, 12:56Rookie
Thanks, but it won't even start so I can get it to a mechanic.
Replypushrod, February 17, 2013, 13:06Master
Tow truck! Know a car person that can look at it? 3 engine optinons you did not say which. 2.2-2.2 ECOTEC - 2.4..
May help to know that. Either way you need a mechanic!