Why the hell are you people having issues with your new(er) engines, when my HT4100 Cadillac engine, in all its 200,000 mile glory, seems to be doing fine? AND THIS IS MY SECOND 1980'S CADILLAC WITH THIS FWD DRIVETRAIN!!!Ive had it, this is the last straw (this is going to be a rant, just to let you know.) Im a college student at the age of 21, Ive had my pickup (God bless that thing) since I could drive. I got this 1995 Monte Carlo 3.4L DOHC this past summer becasue i needed better fuel mileage, truthfully my mom bought it without my consent or checking it out, so I was hosed, and now im out $1500.00. What a great wrapup to 2006 and a sh*thole start to 2007 :
Ive replaced a camshaft sensor($95), 2 O2 sensors($50, second one was under warranty), 3 vaccum lines ($5), an intake gasket($20), a fuel regulator($50), PROM chip(#75), and an injector($90). This car has been nothing but trouble.
Ive been battling an idel issue with this car that is known with this engine. I solved the problem today, after 3 months of testing it. The O2 sensor went bad for the second time, and I had to update the prom chip. From what Ive read online and through many forums I am a member at, I am the only one whos solved this problem, for that I am very proud. But today a plate in the tranny went out. I cannot afford nor do I want to put any more money into this car. I was planning on getting it running and selling it this summer.
The 3.4 engine is the worst engine GM has ever built, and the T4 transmission paired with it is the weakest too. This car does not deserve the bowtie. Im so sick of this POS monte carlo.
I am a huge GM/chevy fan, I have a bowtie wrapped in barbed wire on my arm, but this series car/motor/tranny is the wost I have ever come across.
Im attending college right now, i have no money, i cant afford a new car. I have to drive the truck, at 11-13mpg im going to take a hit in gas during the school year and in summer when i drive 40miles a day roundtrip to work. 2007 is becoming 2006, a horrible year. My parents are going through a divorce, its dragged on for a year, the house is going to be sold.
end of rant.
(i don't expect anyone to reply... i just needed to get this out....)
My first was given to my brother with 220,000 on the odo.
In either car, tehre was no O2 sensor problems No camshaft locator problems. No vacuum line or intake gasket problems. The only issue with me was the DIC lighting that went bad at 198,000 miles, which I replaced myself (burnt out light/10-minute fix)
Is there a reason for this supposed catastrophic failure of the engine?
I just can't figure out why you ppl are having a difficut time with you newer powerplants!