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How Long Does a Timing Chain Last?
A timing chain is a metal chain, as opposed to the timing belt which is...
How Does a Timing Chain Work?
Your timing chain is absolutely essential to the operation of your vehicle. If it breaks, your car isn’t going to go anywhere, and you could end up with engine damage. So, how does the...
How to Install Tire Chains
Winter weather has a reputation for being dangerous and unpredictable. There are days where you would prefer to sit inside with a mug of cocoa and read a book, but life demands that you...
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Timing Gears (Gear To Gear)
Common signs include rattling noises from the engine, a rough running or backfiring engine, and an engine that does not run.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Chain
Common signs of a faulty timing chain include engine misfires, metal shavings found in the oil, and rattling sounds from the engine while idling.
What Is the Difference Between a Timing Belt and a Timing Chain?
What are timing belts and timing chains, and how do they differ from one another? Well, the simple...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Cover
Common signs include oil leaking, engine running rough, a knocking sound from the engine, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
How to Put on Snow Chains
Putting snow chains on your car tires makes winter driving safe and easy. It's smart to practice installing snow chains before snow starts to fall.
How to Buy Good Quality Snow Chains
If you live in an area where snowfall is a possibility, then you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions. That means having a set of tire chains in your trunk...

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timing
Your engine is an interference engine which means that if you turn the crankshaft and/or camshafts independently of one another, with the timing chain removed, the valves will interfere with the pistons causing the valve stems to bend. The timing...
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purchase a used certified car?
Both engines that were used in the 2016 Tuscon were equipped with maintenance-free silent timing chain systems. Consequently, there is no recommended replacement (mileage) interval and, indeed, the timing chain could outlast the car unless the engine is abused. As...
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Does my 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 have two timing chains.
Hello. To answer your question, yes, this engine has two timing chains. If you have a timing code coming up then you may simply need to have the oil changed or there may be a more serious issue. If you...
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how much does it cost to get a timing belt replaced for a 2007 ford explorer v6-4
Hi, I will be glad to help you with this. You can get the exact written quote that you desire, and schedule the repair to suit your needs, by simply visiting YourMechanic’s timing chain replacement service page. Once on that...
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No crank no start. Crankshaft is stuck. Could it be the crankshaft sensor? 2007 Dodge Charger
Hi there - if you are unable to rotate the crankshaft, that is a serious problem. Perhaps the timing chain has broken, and jammed between the crankshaft sprocket and the timing chain cover? Check for problem codes, whether the Check...
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On the 4.7 which tensioner plate goes with which tensioner?
The best thing to do is look at the brackets that are to be mounted behind each tensioner and match up the bolt holes that mount the brackets in place. Then install the chains and install the tensioners. Then you...
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Replacing timing chain 2004 Mazda 6
Hello - if the mechanic waited until the car was re-assembled after the water pump job to suggest timing chain repair, then "yes", s/he was not doing you any favor. Doing the timing chain repair separately is essentially repeating the...
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Replaced the camshaft position sensor and still goes into safe mode ? 2000 BMW 740i
Hi there - I believe your real problem is a failed timing chain guide, which has shifted the cam timing beyond what the sensor can deal with. This is a common problem with BMW V8s with extended mileage. The solution...
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Can a timing chain be reset 2008 Chevrolet HHR
Hi there - I think your question has to do with the engine "jumping time" - that is the timing chain has jumped a cog or three on one of the sprockets, and engine management realizes one or both camshafts...
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Timing chain kit 2008 Infiniti G35 Sport
Hi there - a timing chain "kit" for this engine includes multiple timing chains (3), multiple timing chain guides (2), 3 timing chain tensioners (1 primary, and one for each cylinder head chain), idler gears, and a handful of seals...
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I'm a bit confused. You show 1 timing chain, my 2006 CTS has a total of three. Perhaps you're suggesting that the main chain is damaged.
When it comes to replacing the timing chain in your vehicle, it is best to replace all of the timing chains. For your engine, the camshaft timing chains are more likely to stretch more than the main drive timing chain....
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Possible timing chain replacement.
The code P0015 could be coming up for the following issues. ____________________________ The camshaft(s) have incorrect timing intake timing control valve control solenoid system has wiring problems Continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber The timing valve control...
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Just replaced timing chain and see it is a common issue with this model. Should I keep or trade the car? Do you see this a lot?
The timing chains are tightened up by the timing tensioner and rides along the timing guides. At around 50K miles, the timing chain tensioner tends to stop working. The tensioner is hydraulically operated. To prolong the timing chain and keep...
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Do I need to put the engine out of the car to replaced the water pump, and should I replace the timing chain? 2010 Lincoln MKX
Hi there - unfortunately, the high repair estimate for a water pump for this engine is legitimate. The water pump is driven by the timing chain, which means MUCH more disassembly is required, with all the headaches, and special tools...
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Loud noise from passenger side of engine.
Thank you for the link of the noise that you are hearing. The noise sounds like the timing chain is slapping the timing chain cover. Check the tensioner and make sure that it is tight. If the timing chain tensioner...
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Camshaft vs timing chain failure symptoms 2009 Acura TSX
Hi there - wear or damage from timing chain components can be indicated by irregular metallic noises - rattling or tapping from the front of the engine. Worn timing chain guides, a weak chain tensioner, stretched chain - these all...
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How can someone tell if it's timing chain or something else that would cause the motor to freeze up? Thanks.
Remove the timing chain cover and see if the chain is intact. If the chain is broken, then either the chain can bind up on the crankshaft sprocket or the pistons can come in contact with the valves when they...
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05 ram 4x4 Vibration in the floor during acceleration, and a vibration in​ steering at cruising speed that goes away when letting off the gas.
Hi there. This sounds like the tires on the front are out of balance and the ball joints are worn and need replaced. A out of balance wheel will cause the vehicle to vibrate and may change location to the...
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Have a 2010 Camaro V6 with error code P0008. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V6
Hello - you are correct, a P0008 error code represents a "mechanical timing issue detection", which is almost certainly a stretched chain. And, yes, YourMechanic can come to your location and perform a timing chain service. Sent to CS ...
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My local mechanic said I need to go to the dealership to have them do the timing on my 2006 LR3 v6.
Hi there. If the code is for P0011, then there is an issue with the VVTi system. The Variable Valve Timing solenoids are not functioning properly. First change the engine oil and filter. Then clear the codes by removing the...

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