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Lost power then died
Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:53 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm hoping what happened to my car is something someone here has experienced. I drive a 99 Grand am se 2.4. About a year ago I had coil pack housing fail to the point it caught the exhaust on fire. Compression was really low on 2 cylinders so I removed head it had very minor warp and valves were strong but bad carbon build up. Machine shop fixed it up for me. I put it back together with new coil packs and new housing it has ran beautifully until a week ago. I lost all acceleration and then car died. I did some research online and started diagnostics at the ICM plug and found that the crank sensor had no signal. I replaced sensor took car a while to start once it fired up I now have a very fast knock that increases with rpm's but here is the strange thing. If I bring rpm's up fast and let them drop fast there is a few second interval that the knocking stops. I need to mention that the engine isn't as peppy as before! Here is what I'm curious about. When I did the head funds were tight and I did not replace chain and guides. My understanding is the chain can slip maybe three teeth before valve damage occurs. Is it possible this has happened and it is lifter noise I am hearing? I did compression test I have 150 to 155 on all 4 cylinders. It's only been started a couple times so I won't damage anything further! Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thank Heath

Re: Lost power then died
Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:32 PM
Did the old sensor look beat up?



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Re: Lost power then died
Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:32 PM
Sounds like a classic #3 rod bearing on an ld9.



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