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Question Asked: She is trying to turn over....
April 28, 2012, 10:54 AM
She died the other night, I've changed the distributor cap & rotor. Its not the battery, and does not seem to be a starter or alternator. Anyone know much about the timing on this car? i know the chain is old but as far as I know it has not gone yet. Car has 237,XXX miles on it.
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Problem Reported: Timing Chain Noise May Lead to Timing Chain Failure on Higher Mileage Vehicles
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>Excessive <a id="ce_125" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/timing-chain">timing chain</a> noise, a rattling or ticking, on higher mileage cars may lead to <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">timing chain</span> failure, which can cause engine damage. There are upgraded <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">chain tension guides</span> with a steel backing to improve durability and a modified repair procedure no longer requires the removal of the <a id="ce_10160" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/cylinder-head">cylinder head</a> to replace the timing chain. Maintaining proper engine oil level and frequent <span class="ct_glossary tooltip">oil changes</span> are important to ensure the long-term durability of this engine.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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