How much is my 2002 Pontiac Grand AM worth with a blown motor?

Asked by Jan 17, 2013 at 07:31 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand AM SE, 4 door, 4 cyclinder, Eco-Tech motor. In May 2012 a shop told me I failed a compression test and that my motor was blown. The breask were fully replaced in Feb 2012 and in the year before that I had replaced the fuel pump assembly. The transmission was rebuilt in 2010 and around that same time I had my fly wheel and torque converter replaced. The interior is in fair condition, no tears and only a few burn holes. Paint is also fair, chipping on the right side of front bumper and little minor scrathes that ever car gets. I am also missing my hub caps because someone stole them. I know who steals hub caps. Also my battery is dead because it has been sitting. I have been told I should get a 2nd opinion because my timing belt can make my car fail a compression test. The shop I took it to (The Car Czar) didn't give me much info besidees that it failed. They didn't charge me and I don't know how honest they are so I am not sure if they are telling the truth. Should I get a second opinion? If so where? How much should I try and sell it for if the motor is blown? I would really appreciate any advice. I am clueless when it comes to cars and don't personally know anyone who does.

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The Ecotec motor has a timing chain. It is a interference engine so if the chain was broken, the engine would not turn over without hitting the valves. Head over to to see what the car is worth.

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If the motor is no good , you could piece it out for parts if you have the space for it . to sell it the way it is maybe you can get $500 for it .

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