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Chevrolet Cavalier Timing Chain Tensioner/Guides May Wear and Cause Noise

Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 2005

Engine Affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder


The timing chain tensioner and guides are prone to wear and may develop an abnormal noise, requiring replacement.

  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    Knocking or ticking started randomly one day, the sound changes with the Rpm's and i have had a head mechanic listen to the engine and says it sounded like something with the timing chain and timing chain tensioner, upon looking up such complications it seems i am not alone in this shitty situation. I am outraged that there has been no announcement or recall of any kind on these models with the 2.2 ecotecs.

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