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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.
How Long Do the Timing Gears Last?
The timing gears work with the timing belt and chains in the engine to ensure your vehicle runs smoothly. The gears are connected to the crankshaft at one end and the camshaft...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Belt
Common signs include a ticking noise coming from the engine, an engine that won't turn over, engine misfires, and oil leaking in front of the motor.
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 Long Does a Timing Cover Last?
A timing cover protects parts such as the timing belt, timing chain, and gears inside of your vehicle. They are made from either plastic, metal, or a combination of synthetic materials....
How Long Does an Automatic Timing Advance Unit Last?
The automatic timing advance unit is a component in vehicles with diesel engines. Of course gas and diesel engines both work on the internal combustion principle, but they are quite different,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Automatic Timing Advance Unit
If your car experiences engine knock, sluggish performance, or excessive black smoke, you may need to replace your automatic timing advance unit.
What Causes a Car to Stall?
You trust your car. You may not think about it, but you believe that certain functions will occur without fail. You may be aware of little annoyances or issues, but you trust that when you...
How to Remove, Install, and Adjust Ignition Timing
Ignition distributors help spark the gas and air in the engine. Worn distributors need to be removed to be cleaned to maintain proper ignition timing.
How to Replace an Automatic Timing Advance Unit
The engine has an automatic timing advance unit which fails when the engine knocks, is sluggish, or emits excessive black smoke.
How to Adjust Timing on a Car
A well timed ignition will allow the engine to run powerfully and efficiently. The timing needs adjustment when the engine runs too lean or too rich.
How to Replace a Timing Cover
The timing cover protects the timing mechanism and has oil/coolant passages. If damaged, it should be replaced to prevent leaks and entry of debris.
How to Replace Timing Gears
Timing gears control are connected to the crankshaft and the camshaft and how much fuel and air enter the cylinder to ensure your car runs smoothly.

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New tension belt was put on and the car will not start. The car computer is saying the timing belt is off.
Hi there. The serpentine or drive belts have nothing to do with the timing belt on the car. It depends on the tensioner that was installed, either the drive belt tensioner or the timing belt tensioner. I recommend seeking out...
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Timing chain gears.
There are several parts that will need to be changed when doing a timing chain replacement. Typically, you will need to replace the chain, the timing gears, and any guides or tensioners that are associated with the timing chain. Also,...
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Why would I have a P0014 code in my 2008 Nissan 350Z
Hello. When you get this code it is because the computer is seeing that the valve timing is off. Most of the time this is a timing solenoid issue. It can also be caused by low engine oil, a sensor...
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Okay, I have a '99 Dodge Ram 2500 w/8.0 V10. The timing chain needs to be replaced. Should I replace the gears also?
Hi there. When changing out the timing chains, it is recommended to replace all the sprockets. The sprockets are worn into the old chains and can cause the new chains to prematurely fail or stretch. You can use a tensioner...
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Ignition timing out of sequence.
Hi there. First you would need to know the firing order for the electronics on the distributor. The distributor number one on the firing order is the terminal on the right side at the front of the vehicle. Since you...
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Have a Mitsubishi Lancer 30th anniversary 2011, making a rattling noise when accelerating and loss of power. There is occasional smoke.
Hi there. The rattling noise is the ignition system being too retard or advanced as the engine is accelerated. Check the camshaft position sensor and see if the sensor is connected and sending a voltage reference to the computer. To...
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What happens when a timing chain breaks?
Hi there. The engine in your vehicle is known as a interference engine. This means that if the timing chain was to break off, then the pistons will come in contact with the cylinder head valves and either bend them...
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How to set correct timing of cam gear to cam alignment.
Hi there. You will need to get a cam alignment gear or something that will hold the camshafts together. Then align up the camshafts to the correct alignment with both dots facing the two slots on the top of the...
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I have a 2012 cc with a p0016 code no start. chain is tight and all turns freely when turned by hand
Code P0016 broadly means that the PCM has detected that the Crankshaft and Camshaft are out of sync. If they are out of sync beyond a specific, threshold number of degrees, the car simply won't start. The cause of that...
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93 Oldsmobile Cutlass supreme won't start.
Hi there. Check the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and make sure that they are plugged in. If the engine is cranking but not starting then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed. Also, check the mass air flow sensor...
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How do you remove the pistons in the engine while the engine is in the car?
Hi there. You will have to remove the timing belt, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, all vacuum lines, the cylinder head, and the oil pan to gain access to the piston removal. Drain out all of the oil from the oil...
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Fixed timing belt and harmonic balancer, now car will not start? 1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Hello - there are several possibilities here for this "no-start" problem, but they will have different symptoms. If you are getting no spark at the plugs, that could indicate a failed or incorrectly-installed crankshaft position sensor. If you get spark...
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Cambelt or Chain driven?
Hi there. Look at the engine and see if there is a plastic cover on the front or an aluminum cover on the front. If there is a plastic cover then the engine is driven by a timing belt. If...
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Engine codes P0018,P0022, P0300, P0305, P0307, P0308, P0316. 2007 Ford Expedition
Hi - all of these codes relate to worn camshaft timing components (timing chain, guides, tensioner, etc.), which are likely worn out and require replacement. P0018 and P0020 describe camshaft/crankshaft "out-of-time" conditions, which are usually caused by worn timing chain...
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Possibly timing. 1998 Saturn SL2
Hi there - yes, it is possible that the engine has "jumped time". This engine is known for timing chain stretch, and jumping time with higher mileage. If you have spark, fuel injectors spraying, and compression, this could be the...
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Timing chain
If the timing chain broke in the front or rear of engine then it could bind the crankshaft from turning. If engine will not turn with starter in the normal direction then you may be able to use a socket...
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Camshaft timing - 2000 Audi A6 V6
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Camshaft chain placement?
Hi there. Turn the engine over by hand until the timing marks are aligned up. If they are facing up and the lobes are slightly facing down, then turn the timing chain a little bit until one of the camshaft...
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Hydraulic chain tensioner not working.
Hi there. If the tensioner was removed, then when the engine cranked over the camshaft would not move causing the piston to come in contact with the valves. Then there would be a serious problem with the engine. Most likely...
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timing chain/belt
Hello, thank you for writing in. The timing belt can simply be replaced. With that being said, there needs to be some thought into why it broke. Depending on the age, it may have just been worn out. If there...

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