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There is a blockage in the lubrication line to the top end. If you have recently replaced the head gasket there may not be a hole for the oil in the gasket Check that there are no missing plugs in the cam shaft and rockers. Other problems may include a massive oil leak ( chain or belt hydraulic adjuster ) that is leaving little pressure to get to the top

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I NEED TIMING CHAIN DIAGRAM FOR VQ20 NISSAN SERFIRO 1999


Instructions
  1. Remove Your Timing Chain
    • 1 Check your owner's manual for the recommended mileage for replacing your timing chain. Replacement for a Nissan Altima is 60,000 miles.
    • 2 Locate the timing chain. Replace it if the automatic chain adjuster (also known as the tensioner) is damaged or worn.
    • 3 Drain the cooling system and disengage the negative battery cable. Undo the spark plug wires and set the No. 1 piston at "Top Dead Center" (TDC) of the compression stroke.
    • 4 Disconnect the engine undercover, vacuum and fuel hoses, harness and connectors, drive belts, power steering reservoir, alternator and bracket, upper radiator hose, air duct, front exhaust tube, intake manifold collector supports, collector and exhaust manifold and the distributor.
    • 5 Prop up the oil pan and take out the front engine mounting, the valve cover, camshaft sprockets, cam bearing caps, camshafts, cylinder head bolts (reverse the installation order), cam sprocket cover, upper chain tensioner, chain guides and chain, idler sprocket bolt, cylinder head, intake manifold and cylinder head gasket and the steel oil pan.
    • 6 Place a steel cutter between the steel and aluminum oil pans. Slip the cutter around the oil pan's edge. Disengage the steel oil pan, baffle plate, oil strainer and the front tube.
    • 7 Secure the car on jack stands and place a seal cutter in between the oil pan and cylinder block. Slip the cutter around the oil pan's edge.
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    • 8 Reconnect the crankshaft sprocket, oil pump drive spacer, idler sprocket and lower timing chain. Position the lower timing chain on the sprockets and line up the mating marks.
    • 9 Rub on an unbroken bead of liquid gasket and put in a new front cover and oil seal. Secure the bolt at 105 to 112 foot pounds (142 to 152 Nm).
    • 10 Eliminate any old material from the pan and cylinder block mounting surfaces. Rub on a 3.5 to 4.5mm bead of liquid gasket over the oil pan and cylinder block.
    • 11 Attach the upper timing chain to the idler sprockets and secure the cylinder head bolts.
    • 12 Refill the cooling system and add clean oil in the engine.
    • 13 Hook up the negative battery cable and any other disconnected parts or items. Start the engine and look for leaks.
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  • Procedures for replacing timing chains in Nissan Altimas vary slightly depending on engine size.
  • Make sure the new timing chain matches the chain you are removing.

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I have been advsed that I have a broken timing belt or "jumped timing chain.Besides the belt/chain, what other components do you recommend replacing(Gasket/seal,cam and crank pulleys,tensioners)?


I am assuming you have the 2.2L 4 cylinder engine. The timing chain tensioner on these engines is nororious for failure resulting in jumped timing. Be advised that depending upon the situation, you may have sustained major engine damage. If the timing simply jumped when turning the engine off, you may be safe, but if it occurred at highway speed, there is a high probability that there is valve damage in the engine that will need repair before you can move on to the timing chain and tensioner. As far as "other components", if your know that the head is ok, then you should replace the timing gears, chain, and tensioner. Also purchase a "timing gasket set" which will give you the gaskets ans seals you need to do the job.

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I have 2003 chevy impala (V6 3.4 liter) i recently replaced both head gaskets. The car was running fine and now with engine back together engine want turn over sounds like its not firing but the plugs...


Did you get the timing set correctly when you reattached the cam to the timing chain? It sounds like you didn't have the #1 Top dead center or the cams were in the wrong position when you reset the timing chain. The cam shaft and Crank will actually look like they are set correctly two times. Once when it is in time and once when it is out of time 180 degrees. If you are more than 5 degree out of time or more than 5 degrees from the point where it is 180 degrees out of time the engine normally won't fire at all. The easiest way to check and verify this is to do compression checks on the cylinders, you will find you have little or no compression on several cylinders if this is the case. To correct it remove the timing chain and set the crank to #1 Top Dead center. Then go to the head that is on the #1 side, line the cam up so that both valves are closed for the number 1 and line that mark up. You have to find the firing order to make sure the intake is open getting ready to close for the next cylinder that going to fire and the exhaust valve is closed, then make teh final adjustment to line that cams timing mark up then replace the timing chain. This should get everything roughly within 5 degrees of zero and should get the motor so it will start.

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I have a blown head gasket. i need to know if i need to remove the air intake to take off the head to get to the gasket. thank you


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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Powertrain assembly
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    • Cam covers
    • Harmonic balancer
    • Timing chain front cover
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  6. Install or connect the following:
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    • Cylinder head, lubricate the bolts with engine oil
  7. Torque the M11 bolts, in sequence, as follows:
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    2. Step 2: Turn an additional 60 degrees.
    3. Step 3: Turn an additional 60 degrees (total 180 degrees).
  8. Torque the M6 bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  13. Evacuate and charge the air conditioning system.
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Need to change timing chain. do i need to remove the head?


Check the vehicle manual for recommended mileage for replacing the timing chain.Locate the timing chain,you will need to replace it if the automatic chain adjuster "also known as the tensioner " is damage or worn.Drain the cooling system and disengage the negative battery cable.Undo the spark plug wires and set the No.1 piston at Top Dead Center ( TDC ) of the compression stroke. Disconnect the engine undercover,vacuum and fuel hoses,harness and connectors,drive belts, power steering reservoir,alternator and bracelet,upper radiator hose and,air doct,front exhaust tube,intake manifold collector supports,collector and exhaust manifold and distributor.Prop up the oil can and take out the front engine mounting,the valve cover and camshaft sprockets,cam bearing caps and camshafts,cylinder head bolts, cam sprocket cover,upper chain tensioner,chain guide and the chain,idler sprocket bolt,cylinder head,intake manifold and cylinder head gasket and the steel oil pan. Place a steel cutter between the steel and aluminum oil pans.Slip the cutter around the the edge of the oil pan and disengage the steel oil pan,baffle plate,oil strainer and front tube. Secure the vehicle on jack stands and place a seal cutter between the oil pan and the cylinder block,slip the cutter around the edge of the oil pan.

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Have a 2006 cobalt 2.2 liter DOHC eco tech w bad head gasket and warped head. just got the head machined and replaced the head gasket along with many other parts. but im trying to install the timing chain...


when you got the chain on and the cam's timed and unloaded and locked the tensioner and installed the tensioner then the shoe guides did you unlock the tensioner before you turned it over
when you turn the engine over it will have a little bit of slack because it's only spring tension
double check the engine is timed correct don't worry about the colored links they only line up every 35 revolutions
if the crank and the cams are in time
you should be good
hope this helps

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WHEN REPLACING THE HEAD GASKET.


Yes, the chain has to come off. The cam gear that is driven by the chain is mounted on the cam, inside the head, and the crank pulley down at the bottom is what drives it via the chain. The chain has to be removed in order to remove the head.

Usually the pulleys are mounted onto their shafts with a bolt through the center of each pulley. That will have to be loosened and removed (which is much easier if it's loosened before you remove the chain, so that the chain holds the pulley still and keeps it from moving). My question is, why do you need to remove the pulley? Once the chain is off, and everything else is disconnected, the head will lift off with the pulley intact, and the crank pulley doesn't need to come off as it has nothing to do with a head gasket service. Is there another issue that requires the pulley to come off, or are you replacing the head with one whose cam pulley is missing?

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