2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
did accident cause radiator to hit water pump that would have caused water pump to damage timing chain cover? -
Comment 1
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. -
Comment 2
yes if no radiator work was done to repair i doubt it caused timing chain issues -
Answer 2
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! -