1996 Pontiac Sunfire Q&A
1996 Pontiac Sunfire Question: Timing Chain
Depending on location and whether new aftermarket or GM parts are used, probably in the $500.00 range. Good Luck to you - ProChevy
Just curious, how many miles is on the engine? Whats the problem? It won't start? - backyard tech
The timing chain and tensioner is a very common problem on the 2.2 GM engines. They usually make a scrapping and rattling noise like something is falling apart. Tensioner goes, chain then loose, followed by timing is off. If bad enough, it won't start. All of the parts run under 60 bucks. Engine doesn't have to come out of the car like some. If you've done much mechanic work, not a problem with book walking you through it. Can be done over the weekend pretty easily. Don't buy just the timing gears and the chain. Get the Timing Chain Kit with the tensioner. The tensioner is the main thing that goes wrong, but it causes the chain and gears to go bad. Dealer doesn't know what he's talking about if he says the timing gears never go bad on these motors. Have done two of them in the last few months. - Visitor
What size engine, 2.2 or 2.4 or 8th character of vini no.? - Visitor
i have 2.2 and it cost me 300.00 to replace - Visitor
how do you check tining on 1999 Sunfire 2.2l std - johntilton4
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...
timing chain tension-er loose and chain fell off