Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Egine Problem: stalled while accelerating, followed by hard start
I was driving on Sunday to church, as I pulled out onto the highway, I was doing maybe 3000 rpm's in my 2008 Pontiac G6 V6 Carbon Flash Sedan 4D. Well the engine stalled and starting loosing power. I thought it was originally a front tire, the whole front end was cavitation.
anyways, I pulled over and turned off the engine and then checked my brand new (3 week old) Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus tires (which are literally amazing). after inspection it wasn't the tires, I get back into the car. I turn the ignition, and I hold it there for like 5 seconds, it doesn't start. my dashboard was working correctly, but a CEL was on. I open the hood and checked all the wires and checked to see if there were any leaks, none that I could see.
anyways, I had my friend come over whom was a mechanic, he literally held the key down for 10 seconds, and then the car turned over but was only doing 1k rpm's. there was a clanking noise like a clank, clonk, clang, clonk on the left part of the engine near the belts for the starter and drive shaft. The motor was rotating, but it sounded like it wasn't even firing the pistons. My friend said it could be either the coil or he said the loud clanking on the left side sounded like a timing chain. The only reason why I think its the timing chain, is because when the engine is running, the sound from the engine is different ditches, like high and lows, like the timing is off. But the real kicker is when I turn off the engine the engine takes like 6 seconds to turn off, is that a timing belt or electrical? ... now there wasn't any smoke coming out of the engine, so I don't think its a blow piston, because the drive shaft on the side on the bottom was spinning. But the sound only seems to be coming right the left side of the engine right near the belts, is that near the timing chain or belt?
I had Pontiac Roadside tow the car to Hudson Pontiac Buick GMC on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, NY were I bought the car back in February. It only has 40,483 miles on it, I got it with 26k. It has the 5 year /100, 000 mile warranty.