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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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I am having a timing chain issue.
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Apparent timing chain failure.
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What parts will I need for a timing chain replacement and how many of each. Is my engine interference or non interference?
Hello - your engine does use a timing chain, and that engine is not an interference (valve-to-piston) engine. However, having said that - if the chain breaks, especially at anything above an idle, the broken chain can jam the crankshaft...
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Low oil pressure light on
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The bolt that anchors the top of the fixed chain guide on a 2.2 echotec
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Would a timing chain problem cause misfiring codes?
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My car shut off while driving and won't start again
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Replacing a harmonic balancer pulley
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My car is rattling while accelerating
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My timing always jump after some days I have set it. why?
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Timing issues? Weird noise when accelerating.
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Hey this is Erick. I replaced my timing chain or belt for my Nissan Maxima and it still makes a loud noise when I start the car up
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Is the engine on a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2l diesel 2004 a interference or a non-interference engine?
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Timing belt issue - 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT
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The bolt on the chain guide is loose.
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