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Timing chain I have a 1991 Ford Tempo with 78,000 miles......do I need to change the timing chain?

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I have a 87 ford tempo with 93k miles the water pump belt broke and since the car will not start. i have fuel and spark, i preformed a compression check on the plugs and it was low at 35psi. i think it may be the timing. i did check to make sure the rocker arms were moving when cranking and yes they are. so i thought timing. i want to lift the passenger side of the engine to expose the timing belt and cant see if there is a lower mount i need to remove first. what is your thought

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Timing chain does not need to be replaced like a timing belt. It will only need to be replaced if it starts making noise or causing problems

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