Q: Timing chain replacement on a 4-cylinder, 2-liter Tracker

asked by on

I have a Tracker with 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 150,000 miles on it. I don't know if my timing chain needs replacing. Timing seals are okay. Should I change it regardless? What is your opinion regarding the reliability of 2.0 engines?

Those 2.0s are decent engines. The 3-cylinder ones are garbage, but the 2-liters are pretty good engines. First thing you are to do is, find out if there’s a timing belt or a timing chain, because if it has a timing belt you definitely want to change it now. If it’s got a chain, leave it alone.

A chain can lasts a really long time. When they finally do wear out, they’ll make some noise and rattle but when you hear the noise and rattling, then it is time to change it. If it’s got a belt, you’ll definitely want to replace the timing belt now before it breaks with that kind of mileage.

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. Timing chain replacement on a 4-cylinder, 2-liter Tracker

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 many belts & timing belt

This depends on which engine your car is equipped with. For your 2007 Toyota Highlander, there were two options: Highlanders manufactured from 2001 to 2007 with a V6 engine require a new belt every 60k miles. Secondly, 4-cylinder...

Q: Fuel pump/filter replacements no fix for fuel delivery problem - 1982 Ford F-100

It may be time for a new carburetor if this one has clogged. You have the option of rebuilding it as well. Have an experienced technician assist you in checking for the proper fuel pressure from the pump. Also, if...

Q: Check engine light spontaneously comes on

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Geo Tracker. There are numerous potential causes for the problem you are having. It could be anything from a bad spark plug to a failed sensor. The only way to know...

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 Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.