Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: need a way to retain the timing chain

asked by on

HI all so my dad has a previa that he is working on, there doesn't seem to be any real tools at oreilly, autozone and pepboys to hold the timing chain together, there is one at oreilly (OTC - Timing Camshaft Gear Installation Tool )but its pricy and for GM and it has to be order, the tool goes by the name of Timing chain holder Timing chain retainer Timing chain retention tool Timing chain locking tool

any ideas on how you guys handle timing chains

My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The best way to approach this unfortunately...

The best way to approach this unfortunately is by using a timing chain tool retainer/holder tool. You may consider having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home replace the timing chain.

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: How do I open the trunk?

You can open the trunk in several different ways, such as using your wireless remote control, the key or the trunk opener. Inside the Vehicle Locate the lever on the floor by the door sill, which will have an...

Q: Van overheated, leaked, engine shut off

Hi there. This could be a variety of things related to the cooling system for your 1995 Toyota Previa. Since you just replaced the thermostat, we can theoretically rule this out. You may also want to check the coolant fan...

Q: Car starts after a few tries, but then dies as soon as I take my foot off gas pedal.

Clean any debris on the battery posts using a mixture of baking soda and water. Under your battery is a pedal that connects to the PCM. Make sure that it is pushed down hard so that your battery does not...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...