timing chain on 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

okay i think it was my timing chain that has broken i was driving home one day and got about two blocks away from home.. came to a stop sign and when i went to pull away there was no load bang or snap or anything but a tiny pop and now only the bottom half of the engine will rotate when you engage the starter i took off the valve cover and tried to start and nothing moves so thats what i think it is but when i replace it how do i line everything up properly so that the chain goes on in the right place and the timing is close to where it needs to be and are there any major places i should look for any damage

by in Beverly Hills, CA on October 27, 2009
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by on October 28, 2009
I wouldn't try this repair without a repair manual, and I've worked on hundreds of vehicles. Go to a parts store, see if they have on, or better you contact chiltondiy.com or alldatadiy.com and for less than $25.00 you will have a good repair manual in minutes.
2 people like thisFlag inappropiate
COMMENT by on October 27, 2009
ps its a 2.2l
Related Items:
i was wondering if anyone could tell me about how much replacing a timing chain (or belt not sure what its called) would cost me...Thanks
I am told the timing chain needs to be replaced. Why would this go bad, and about how much will this cost?
...ate. no visible valve problems (but have not seen inside cylinders). Is this likely a broken timing chain? Is the 2002 2.2L (gasoline not diesel) an interference engine?
...00 miles I have seen suggestions on some sites that tensioners and other items related to the timing chain should be replaced as well. Is this accurate and what should I ask for if I want to do this ri...
...a 1/2 a block. I went back in and told them... they came out and listened and said that the timing chain had broken. Did they put it back on properly when they fixed the h2o pump?