2002 Pontiac Grand Am, broken timing chain, engine will not run

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Asked by Oct 18, 2011 at 02:26 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with a broken timing chain. My question is: how difficult will this be to fix and what other damage might have been caused to the engine when the chain broke? I was also told that if the water pump went out it might have caused the chain to break. Any advice would help. Thanks :)

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75

have you tried getting a new car

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125

possible you dropped valves in2 the piston...major work ..head work pistons valves rods crank possible...major

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315

Move on...its probably done

7,405

time for another car OR if u like this one alot, get a factory rebuilt engine / recycled engine.

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50

Drop the oil and look for fragments.

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20

Thanks Jason, I thought I might need to have the engine replaced but wasn't sure if there was an easier fix. Thanks again for the advice. I appreciate it.

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Thanks Brian_Gus68, I will definitely give that a try :)!

7,405

i'm running the Riviera on a factory rebuild.. it was ok and it lasts.. i have 70k miles on it but #2 cylinder is starting to leak oil. bad valve guide/rings? i'm investigating.

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thye are not bad if you have the proper tools and that is the magic work special tools

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1,285

you will need to either replace the heads or the valves, which ever is cheaper, or go for a new/used engine. the pistons likely made contact with the valves and caused damage

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:) good luck.

99,175

The 2002's and the early 2003's had a poorly designed timing chain oiler. It didn't work well enough at higher RPM's. If you are repairing a timing chain failure, update the chain oiling system and chain guides. Replace the water pump at the same time too.

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