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Old 05-31-2004, 20:41   #1 (permalink)
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EBII Fairmont Problems

a recent trip to the mechanics left me with some news that didnt make me very happy, i have an EBII fairmont and its auto, the mechanic said that the crankshaft had some foward and backward movement and that if it got worse it'd be the end of the motor. has anyone else had problems with this before (ive heard that it was a common problem on these models) and does anyone have any solutions or tips that cood help me out?

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new motor? (wat motor)
anything!!

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Re: EBII Fairmont Problems

id say the thrust bearings and the thrust face on your crank has worn out.(got about 10 cranks at work which need welding.)the only way to fix it is get your crank welded and reground (or source another crank)put it in and get new bottem end bearings. or just get another whole motor.
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wats gonna be better out of the two? i was thinking about getting another motor from an EB/ED and getting it ported. any ideas about prices and stuff? im open to all suggestions!!
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if your going to do head porting you may as well reco the whole motor. will cost roughly $1500-$2000 for a stock rebuild. if you were to replace the crank it would be a similar price to get another whole motor for around $400. but then you still really dont know the condition of the next motor. id personally go the reconditioning route but only cause im in the trade and get it all cheap. depends how much youve got/want to spend on a motor.
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