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Q: Timing chain misaligned

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my timing chain is misaligned.

A: It is possible that the timing chain has st...

It is possible that the timing chain has stretched over time and skipped a notch and misaligned the timing marks. I would have a technician, from YourMechanic, come out and inspect and install a new timing chain and sprockets for that vehicle.

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