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GM 3.8L engine ticking noise (balance shaft?)


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RedGoat67
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Jun 23, 2008, 3:10 PM

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I have a 1995 Buick LeSabre with a 3800 engine with 117,000 miles. Lately it has developed an engine ticking noise. A mechanic listened and gave a preliminary diagnosis of a balance shaft problem. A more thorough examination would be necessary to determine the actual problem. Are balance shafts a common problem with these engines? How involved is a replacement? Will engine be damaged if this component is defective and not replaced? Engine has always been serviced regularly and I am the original owner. I do plan to keep this car as it runs great and looks fantastic. Any comments about the ticking noise?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 23, 2008, 9:46 PM

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http://www.autozone.com/...artTypeResultSet.htm

That's a full kit for teardown of whole engine. I didn't see anything named "balance shaft" anywhere I looked - don't think this uses something like that.

Ticking noises are more associated with lifters either sludged, lack of lubrication, worn cam lobe(s) - things not that likely if you know the history and good care from new.

This really needs a hands/ears on closer inspection...........

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