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2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Question: Could it be the timing?

 

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lilkiss4u, Lynden, WA, February 17, 2013, 11:24
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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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    February 17, 2013, 12:38
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    Did you get it stuck and have to do a lot of spinning? Maybe over reving the engine?

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    lilkiss4u, February 17, 2013, 12:45
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    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.

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    pushrod, February 17, 2013, 12:54
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    Let a mechanic listen to it!

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    lilkiss4u, February 17, 2013, 12:56
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    Thanks, but it won't even start so I can get it to a mechanic.

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    pushrod, February 17, 2013, 13:06
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    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!

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