I would like the correct timing chain settings for my car, and would like to know how long it would take to change it out, and is it simple to do yourself?
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2005 Chevrolet Malibu Question: Timing chain settings
Answer #1ZeeTech November 09, 2010, 09:24Master
It does not require a regular maintenance replacement. Replace it only if there is an internal problem. Should not have irregular wear for about 300K if you use a good oil and replace it in the correct interval.
What is the problem with the engine? Why do you think it needs a new timing chain?
ReplyVisitor, November 10, 2010, 15:33
The car started for about 2 sec and stopped, from then it has not been running, i've replaced the battery, starter, knock sensor, ignition module, spark plugs and hasn't started.
ReplyZeeTech, November 10, 2010, 15:49Master
There is a long list of parts that you haven't change and could cause the no start situation, are you going to replace all of them?
You really need to get a proper diagnostic otherwise you are spending money on parts unnecessarily. Four things are necessary for a gas engine to run, Fuel, Spark, Air in the correct Time. The least amount of problem is with the air. So what's missing, spark or fuel or the correct timing?
Why the starter had to be replaced? it did not cranked? Is there any diagnostic trouble code in the ECM?
ReplyVisitor, November 16, 2010, 11:11
no diagnostic tests were done, already spent $700.00 on parts alone, replaced myself, spark plugs were changed out, timing chain still has not been replaced, fuel pump was replaced last year along with the filter, the reason why i replaced the starter is cause it wouldn't crank the engine, from there on, parts were replaced