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timing chain, or camshaft?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tecton, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    sitting at micky D's drivethrough...and truck says "clank" or "clunk" and dies....wont restart. It hasnt been doing anything weird, just out of the blue.

    Well this morning i talk to the garage and they think its a broken camshaft...but the peanut gallery swears its a broke timing chain.

    they want about 600$ to fix it i believe. This also includes repairing the speedo and a hole in the floor...

    It wants to crank...but it wont turn over...

    ideas?
     
  2. doctor4x4

    doctor4x4 1/2 ton status

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    well i see it a few ways
    1. sue micky D's for making ya wait in line 2 long then go buy a 454 with a blower with all the $$
    2. your truck is smarter then you you shouldnt be eating there to begin with it was trying to protect you from food poising or getting fat or worse
    3 eat there a bunch till ya get fat and have a high colestrol count then sue and buy a crate vortec big block or a duramax
    4 on a serious note did ya check for spark ??
    if not pull nu 1 plug and see if ya get spark on the compression stroke
    if it wont turn over at all pull all the plugs and then test 1 plug for spark at the proper compression stroke possion
    let us know and good luck
    Randy
     

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