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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe

2000 Pontiac Grand Am
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
20 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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March 18, 2013, 7:40 am

Jeromy H

Question: Engine problems

When I crank the engine while in park/idle the car makes a knocking sound from the top of the engine. When I drained the oil it was good except a little out of the oil filter was milky (coolant in the oil) I had to replace valve cover gaskets and intake manifold gaskets a short time ago and then had to replace rod bearing because I spun some of them. I don't know what else to do because nothing seems to be getting fixed.

March 29, 2013, 11:21 am

Elizabeth K

It sounds like the engine is reassembled after doing some work, but now you can't get it started. Is that right? To make sure there is no further engine damage, you can do a compression test, or a compression leak-down test (if you have access to compressed air). Once that's all in good working order, you can treat it as a no-start, and do some basic troubleshooting, as described in this article:

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