1999 Oldsmobile Alero Q&A
1999 Oldsmobile Alero Question: timing chain
The water pump work likely had nothing to do with the timing chain work. The vehicle is 12-13 years old with I don't know how many miles. Parts of the engine do not all wear out at the same time. The teardown will hopefully show what caused the timing chain problem but i doubt if is actually broken in two. - raiderron
Is the engine a 4 cylinder? The water pump is driven by the timing chain on the 4 cylinder engine only. If the engine has high mileage, it is good practice to replace the chain and chain tensioner with the water pump repair. The chain guides should also be inspected. - frontrangefleet
...king noise when i crank it and while im driving and has been for a few weeks.I was told its my timing chain and that my car has two. What parts do i need to buy to fix this prolem?
my water pump is going out, should i also change the timing chain?
I do not see in the maint manual where it suggests changing the timing belt @ 70,000 miles
But there is still a knocking noise coming from the timing chain cover. Someone said it could be the tensioner but I don't know. When I accelerate the noise go...
when I change the water pump I try to take a short cut and wedged something in the timing chain before I depressed the tensioner. I thought that the oil pressure would send the tensioner bac...