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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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Common signs of a faulty VVT solenoid include the Check Engine Light coming on, dirty engine oil, rough engine idle, and decreased fuel economy.
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 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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cranks, but won't start.
If the vehicle was operating immediately prior to the repair work, and you suspect that the timing belt might be mispositioned, then yes valve timing would be the first thing to check. Once you verify the timing, if the starter...
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Check engine light and grinding sound when start.
Hi there. Since the sound is only occurring when the vehicle is started up, then most likely the timing chain tensioner(s) are worn or the actuator is sticking and causing the timing chain to be loose until enough engine oil...
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Car will not turn off when I let go of the switch.
Hi there. The issue could be the ignition switch having a failed contact inside the switch or the distributor timing on the engine could be off causing the engine to diesel as it is shut off (continue running without the...
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Variable valve actuator fix for 2006 Mazda 3.
The best fix is to replace the variable valve timing solenoid on the engine. But before you replace the solenoid, change the engine oil and filter and see if the noise lessens or goes away. The solenoid is activated electronically...
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I have a 87 VW Scirocco w 32000 miles. I just replaced the water pump and did the timing belt.
Hi there. Check the timing between the camshaft and the crankshaft and make sure that they are in time properly. It is possible that the timing could be off when the timing belt was changed. The number 1 piston should...
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I have a 2002 lancer oz rally. It starts right up just fine but after about 10 seconds it shuts off.
Hi there. There could be a vacuum leak, the timing could have jumped, or the Mass Air Flow sensor could be dirty or have failed causing the engine to stall out after 10 seconds of operation. Billing question was sent...
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Timing belt stripped teeth,I changed the belt, pullyes and water pump now it doesn't fire
Since the timing belt stripped off the teeth of the belt then the camshaft and crankshaft got out of time and this is an interference engine. This means that you most likely bent the valves when the timing belt teeth...
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What are the signs my Timing Chain needs to be replaced?
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing could be either the timing chain or the variable valve timing solenoids. If the sound is constant and rattles easy and does not bog down the engine, then the timing chain is...
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My 2010 Chevrolet Equinox has a timing chain replaced and I was wondering if the timing gear was part of this.
Hello. If they replaced the timing chain to begin with then they should have also replace the timing chain gears and the tensioners at the same time. If they did not replace all of these parts when then installed the...
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My car won't stay starred & is shaking badly 2009 Toyota Camry
Hello - I believe you have had either a failure of one of the timing chain guides, or possible the timing chain tensioner has allowed your engine to "jump time" - the chain actually jumps a few teeth on one...
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Dynamic Timing Not Working
When adjusting the ignition timing you should have the engine warmed up. Jump the E and T terminals in connector near firewall and adjust the ignition timing to 5 degrees btdc and then remove the jumper. You should see timing...
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P0300 & p1133
Inasmuch as the car was running fine before the work was done, the likeliest explanation is that the timing was belt was installed out of position, that is one tooth off. Such will cause the engine to run very badly,...
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Entire bank1 misfires, and lower compression. 1997 BMW 540
Hi there - yes, it is possible to have cam timing for one cylinder bank off after a timing chain component repair. Way too easy actually with this engine! If you did not loosen the cam sprocket to cam bolts...
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Brand new rebuilt engine - gets hot quick, high idle. 1986 Volvo 245
Hello - it sounds like your distributor was installed 1 gear cog off from where it should have been to allow for adequate "timing adjustment" motion. Pull the distributor, and re-install one cog "more advanced" to give you more adjustment...
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Getting fuel, getting spark, and won't start.
Check the ignition timing on the distributor and see if the timing is off. If the timing is good, then the accelerator pump in the carburetor or the fuel injectors are not working properly (if your vehicle has TBI injection)....
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When should I replace my timing belt? How much will it cost on my vehicle?
Hello. The timing belt is suggested to be replaced on your vehicle at the 9 year or 90,000 mile mark, whichever comes first. Timing belts are great idea to replace at suggested intervals because simply put, they are the heart...
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Car engine sounds like vacuum cleaner.
The issue sounds like the timing belt is put on 180 degrees off making the exhaust the open when trying to start and the intake open when trying to compression. This will cause a vacuum sucking sound as the vehicle...
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Car will not crank.
Inasmuch as your engine is an "interference engine" (i.e., no clearance for pistons and valves if the timing belt were to break), the first possibility that should be considered (before attempting to start the engine) is a break in the...
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Does torqued to spec apply even if the bolt hole was initially stripped out?
From the way you describe the bolt hole that was stripped only a few threads then was tapped and use lock tight and torqued. I do not see that you will have any issues as long as you were able...

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