V6: 3.0, 3.2 LA3, 3.6 LY7, 3.6 DI LLT Discussion, Bent valve on '97 Catera in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; What would cause the timing to "jump", bending a valve?? I think it just happened to me. And i thought ...
"Notice: Gm Special Policy Bulletin #02018 Provides 7/100 Warranty coverage For 97 And 98 Catera Timing Belts, Tensioners, Pulleys, Water Pumps And Any related engine damage due to a failure through 7 years/100,000 miles. Gm recall bulletin #02041 provides for a service inspection and replacement if necessary of Timing Belts, Tensioners, Pulleys And/or Water Pumps on all Cateras."
Thanks much for the reply. Even though I've only had the car a month I have a work order from last year that shows the tensioner and pulley were replaced under warranty 10,000 miles ago. Can it go again?? Thanks again because this is bothering the heck out of me.
Is the tensioner outside of the engine? I want to see if I need to take to GM or to my regular mechanic. Also, if it is the tensioner.....if it was fixed under the recall, can it be fixed again? Mine was changed 10,000 miles ago under a different owner.