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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 »

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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 »

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When a timing chain breaks, the camshaft stops spinning and the piston can strike open valves. This bends the valves, leading to catastrophic engine failure. Regular maintenance of the timing chain and replacement when n... More »

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