Q: My car's timing chain slipped off - 2010 Buick Enclave

asked by on

I were told to just buy another engine, said I wouldn't know the damage that it could've caused to my engine, by one of my timing chain slipped off until they replace the timing chain.

My car has 158 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A timing chain slipping off is not generally something that is catastrophic in terms of engine failure when it comes to a non-interference engine such as yours. Generally, when the timing chain slips off, this means there is an improper adjustment causing too much slack in the chain allowing it to jump one or more teeth on the timing gears. When this happens, the car will generally simply shut down and not start due to incorrect ignition timing.

I would recommend having an expert mechanic, such as from YourMechanic, come to your location to diagnose and repair your timing chain and suggest a course of action going forward.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car's timing chain slipped off - 2010 Buick Enclave

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: 3100 v6 on 2003 buick century lacks power under acceleration, spits and sputters, hard to get up to speed

If your vehicle is hesitating upon acceleration, it is possible that you have a fuel issue. Some of the potential causes of this issue would include a faulty fuel pump, faulty fuel pressure regulator, or a clogged fuel filter. I...

Q: Are the front driver and passenger strut assembly parts the same for the 2008 Buick Enclave?

When I look up the strut assemblies parts on this vehicle the left and right struts use the same part number. They are the same.

Q: Hello just recently my car engine light turned on my 2010 camaro as. The psi stay at 0 for a while but also jumps to 70 psi and st

If you are referring to oil pressure (in PSI) hopefully it is a gauge malfunction and not an actual drop in oil pressure to zero. You can measure oil pressure using an external test gauge. If the check engine light...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...