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Broken Camshaft


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
156,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuild engine (1 reports)
1996 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 032011

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles


Because of some engine troubles and check engine light we had a tune-up. ($350) Plugs, oil, fuel filter, air filter, air sensor. I was told there was a leak in the cooling system that needed to be repaired. Quoted over $800 to do it. Didn't get this done.

2 weeks latter breaks down when driving. No oil pressure, runs very rough, lots of noise. Shop says looks like a broken camshaft. Internet says if coolant got to the camshaft and seized the bearing this will happen. Also could have been a misfire that caused it. Whatever.

Now, rebuild or replace the engine will be $1600-$3000. Not worth it for this car.

- , Bismarck, ND, USA

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