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Timing chain noise

I replaced my old timing chains with chains that i have ordered from the agents,now it is making a noise and my timing is totally out. I did not replaced the sockets. Can u please assist.

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Buy a hanes manual it'll tell you everything

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My cars timing chain broke is there a book with directions on how to fix that somewhere

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You need to replace the tensioner with timing chain. the tension er is the one that keep the chain in place.

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