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Q: Timing chain replacement

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Do I turn the crank until the marks line up before removing the original chain or is there another way to get the camshafts in the correct position before installing the new chain?

A: Hi there! You should line up the all marks ...

Hi there! You should line up the all marks before removing the original chains. If you are having trouble or do not feel comfortable moving forward with this repair, an expert technician from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to replace the timing chain for you.

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