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Unread 03-11-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
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timing chain replacement

When is it warranted to replace? should i do it proactively? Mechanic things its loose, and its making ticking type of noises.

how complicated of a job? thanks!

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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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Look at your timing. If it flutters the chain is loose. Then you might want to think about getting in there ASAP.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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yeah it seems loose. how much labor am i looking at?
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Unread 03-11-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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Radiator, water pump, grill then there it is behind a cover. You will need a puller.

I make it sound simple don't I.. Anyway it is a day job for the first time.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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haha! okay thanks, i appreciate it!
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I haven't changed mine ever. I have 295k miles and it runs great. No sense in fixing something that ain't broke but I'm sure that philosophy will come back to bite me.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 08:13 AM   #7
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lol true enough....im sure the timing chain isnt my biggest worry right now, it seems to be second gear in my automatic transmission lol
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lol true enough....im sure the timing chain isnt my biggest worry right now, it seems to be second gear in my automatic transmission lol
I've been thinking about replacing mine just because of the mileage but its hard to tear it apart when it runs perfectly fine.
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