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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: Can a front end accident cause the timing chain to break?

 

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Heels Fan, 4.7L V8, Barre, MA, February 15, 2013, 10:39
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The truck was running fine when it got into the accident, now they are telling me because the timing chain broke I will need to replace the whole engine. I feel the insurance should cover this, but need some data to support. As we all know the insurance Co. is balking at paying for that. Please help.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 15, 2013, 12:35
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    did accident cause radiator to hit water pump that would have caused water pump to damage timing chain cover?

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    Heels Fan, February 15, 2013, 12:44
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    I will check, I do know that they didn't need to do anything to radiator as far as body work portion. But what you are talking about would be on interior side of radiator. Correct.

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    globalhelper, February 15, 2013, 12:52
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    yes if no radiator work was done to repair i doubt it caused timing chain issues

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    rpclements February 18, 2013, 11:05
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    Your vehicle should have a fuel pump reset switch- it's safety switch to cut power to pump in case of accident. Maybe that simple!

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