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(1998 Nissan Altima)
in Marengo, IA on October 21, 2013
I just replaced the timing chain in my Altima and now I have no compression the bottom chain broke that is why I had to replace it if that helps
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on October 21, 2013
Most likely the engine is out of time! Did you do the work? IF so, were the 'colored' links on the chain's CORRECTLY aligned with the corresponding marks on the gears? That's both upper and lower timing sets! Any unusual noise when cranking the engine over now?
IF you are positive the timing chains/gears are in time, "possible" bent valves resulting from the broken chain.
of Greg's Orange Auto on October 22, 2013
double ck your work
on October 22, 2013
I think you have bent valves due to the broken timing chain.
on October 22, 2013
How's the oil pressure when cranking? Does the oil light go out? Do you have NO compression or LOW compression?
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