Noise, lower engine performance, hard starts and poor fuel economy are some of the most common timing chain problems. These problems often occur when the timing chain is worn or stretched, which typically happens when a ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Timing chains only need to be repaired or replaced when there are problems with them, such as prolonged wear or other mechanical problems. Timing chains are contrasted with timing belts, which generally need to be replac... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To replace a timing chain, first remove the alternator, radiator and air conditioning compressor. Set the engine to top dead center, then use an impact wrench to take the crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley remover off, th... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance
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