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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: replace timing chain



fatsweat, 5.2L V8, Turtletown, TN, August 01, 2010, 17:12

At what mileage should the timing chain be replaced?

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    mastertech6371 August 01, 2010, 17:18

    at engine overhaul


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    fernando August 01, 2010, 17:21

    Timing Chain is not a Scheduled Maintenance item. They need to be replace only if they are too noisy or something else is wrong with it.

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    Visitor, November 07, 2010, 19:38

    On my '97, 1500, 4x4 I was having a water pump change and repair of an oil leak on the front of the engine. The oil leak was thought to be coming from the crank seal, but was from the timing cover. Long story short, when the cover was removed the timing chain was found to be out of wear tolerance and was replaced. The truck had 106,000 miles on it.

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