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I have a 1999 olds delta 88 6y (engine kicked back,broke

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I have a 1999 olds delta 88 6y (engine kicked back,broke starter casing. wat cause it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Oldsmobile
Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

It could be the ignition timing off.

It could be coolant in one of the cylinders.

Remove all of the spark plugs and turn the engine over by hand, by putting a 6 point socket and ratchet on the front crankshaft bolt. See if any coolant comes out of any spark plug holes. If not, check all the spark plugs and if they are ok, put them in, repair the starter, install the starter and start the engine and check the timing immediately.

If the timing is off, you may have a timing chain that jumped.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

Actually I see the timing is Non-adjustable.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

A spark plug wire that is in the wrong spot could also cause this so check the firing order.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

If the vin k, it should look like this,

Expert:  Mike S. replied 11 months ago.

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