Q: Timing chain replacement

asked by on August 20, 2016

How do I get the timing marks on the sprockets and the chain to line-up before replacing the chain?

My car has 163000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This vehicle has 3 timing chains and in order to align them up correctly you may need to purchase a repair manual or have the timing chain repair done by a qualified mechanic. These engines typically require special alignment tools and procedures to get the alignment correct. This vehicle has two different 3.6L engines and each may require different repair processes.

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

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

What happens when the air condition stops and the check engine light comes on

Hello. There are multiple possible sources of this problem, ranging from a pulley or belt that has been damaged, to a sensor failure or electrical malfunction. The check engine light will be triggered by a trouble code that will probably...

P0191 code coming on - I already changed the fuel pump, fuel pressure sensor, and driver fuel module

Hi there. Check the fuel pressure on the rail with the engine off and the key on, with the engine running at idle, and the engine running at 2000 rpm. If the fuel pressure is greater than 35 psi, then...

my 2005 cadillac escalade wont shift out of first gear what can be the problem

Hi there. Thanks for your email to YourMechanic.com's Ask a Mechanic. In most cases, when a transmission will not shift out of first gear, it is due to one of two things. First, and most common; is due to dirty...

Related articles

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers Drivers who are shopping around for the perfect used Cadillac may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to...
How to Install Tire Chains
Winter Winter weather has a reputation for being dangerous and unpredictable. There are days where you would prefer to sit inside with a mug of cocoa and read a book, but life demands that you venture out onto snowy roads....
How to Install Tire Chains
Winter Winter weather has a reputation for being dangerous and unpredictable. There are days where you would prefer to sit inside with a mug of cocoa and read a book, but life demands that you venture out onto snowy roads....