Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do i get to my timing chain in my 2000 Lincoln ls 3.9L v8?

asked by on

I think i could do it my self i been doing some research i just need some extra comfirmation maybe some one who could help me step by step i'm not to experience with this type of stuff.

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: As you may know your car has dual overhead ...

As you may know your car has dual overhead cams with two timing chains and four timing gears. The timing chains are located on the front of the engine under the timing chain covers.

This can be a fairly involved job to get into to replace or adjust these and requires a certain skill level due to the importance of the timing in the engine. If this is not properly adjusted, this can result in catastrophic engine problems.

If you don’t feel comfortable with this repair, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to replace your timing chain and address any other issues present.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 2006 Lexus V8. Should I spend $900 to replace timing belt at this low milage?

Hi there. As a former Lexus Master technician, there is an not only a mileage change interval for the timing belt, but also an age interval of 8 years. This is what is suggested in the original owner's manual. ...

Q: Vibration when sharply & slowly turning left

One thing that could help is to have the vibration reproduced in front of a trained professional to pinpoint where and when these symptoms occur. The shaking or vibrating could be from engine mount issues, worn brake components, or suspension...

Q: Want to swap an engine.

The engine will fit, but the engine in the 2002 does not have the Variable Valve Timing System. You will need to swap the cylinder heads over to the other engine to make the VVT system function in your vehicle....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.