I have a 1996 Buick Roadmaster that looks good and is mechanically sound
except for one problem.
The large pully on the front of the engine that connects to the crank came
off. I bought a new pully but the end of the crank was slightly worn and
the pully will not stay on. It has no keyway and just 1 bolt holds it on.
I have been told I will have to replace the crank or get a new engine? Is
this true. Or is there another fix?
I wouldn't bother with a new engine, but you will have to at least
replace the crankshaft. If the engine is in good shape, and you
have someone do the work that is competent, you should end
up with a good repair job.
Frank, I didn't say he should go to a certified mechanic to repair it.
I would be appaled to hear of one that would do that type of work and
it wouldn't be cheap anyway as it takes time. I merely mentioned what
I did successfully on a friend's car. Some of us don't have the bucks
to run to a mechanic every time something breaks. However, we still
need our vehicles so we are driven to find some frugal way of getting
back on the road. Such repairs are done all over the world where
certified mechanics nor replacement parts are available.
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