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How to set the timeing chain on a 2.4 engine of a 99 cavailer. I'm in process of replaces water pump.

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Your camshaft and your crankshaft have marks on them. Your timing chain also has marks on it. The timing marks MUST ALL line up at the same time before you move your internal parts. The easiest way to do this is to take out your spark plugs and after tou get the chain, chain tensioner and chain damper on, turn the engine with a wrench watch the marks. The number 1 cylinder should be at tdc.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: water pump and thermostat needs replacing on my 98 malibu, $1000?

Yes, you can change it yourself and yes that is a reasonable estimate on the labor.

That being said, let me explain. The timing chain is a very important part. It controls the timing of the intake and exhaust valves opening and closing at the right time in relation to the pistons moving up and down in the cylinders. If you make a very small mistake in changing the timing chain, you will cause major engine damage. On top of that, it is not very easy to get to in the first place.

I would recommend getting a second opinion from another dealership, but if you are asking this question then I would recommend having a professional do the work. It is likely to be less expensive in the long run.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: how to set the timing chain

line the marks on the chain to the sprokets and it should be ok, is that what we call a qx, a32 chassis seires?

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Water pump replacement 1996 nissan maxima

all you need to do is just back up on the chain and it will give you the space you need to remove thw water pump you may all so need to first see is you have water in your oil if not then it not you pump can you tell what color your oil is ?

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: PT Cruiser Timing chain and water pump problems removing

It's a pain to get out I just did mine belt and water pump it took about 3 times as long as I thought.
Make sure all the bolts are loose, make sure you have removed the tranmission mount as it gives you more room to move the engine. It's suggest you take the exhaust off as well as you can damage it if you jack the engine up too high. Lossen the bolts on the motor mount across from that plate, you will not be able to remove the motor mount but you can spin it allowing you to get that big plate out.

PM dhirst on ptcrew.com if you want some pics or more instructions.

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Water pump bolt broke off


Common problem. You are in for a rough ride my friend. The only way to fix that is to remove the rest of the bolts, the front crankshaft dampener pulley and take the timing chain cover off. Usually the bolt is seized into the timing cover itself and the timing cover ends up getting destroyed in the process. Once the cover is out of the way, the bolt will most likely come out fairly easilly with a pair of Vise-Grips.

Fortunately, a replacement timing chain cover is not real expensive. The trick is to get the [BLANKETY] thing off without causing any damage to the engine block. If you are going that far, I recommend putting a new timing chain set on it while you are in there.

Recommended parts: Timing cover gasket and front seal set, timing chain and gear set, and possibly a new timing cover unless you can get it off without ANY damage.

Keep in mind that if you have to pry it off and the pry tool leaves indentations in the gasket surface, or if you "warp" the cover, the timing cover MUST be replaced unless you want to do the job over to fix oil and engine coolant leaks. (It doesn't take much to make the thing leak)

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How to change water pump on 1999 alero 2.4 liter twin cam


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1. Drain coolant from engine.
2. Remove water pump drain plug. It is located on the front of the block just above the A/C compressor and about 2 o'clock of the crankshaft pulley.
3. Place a floor jack under engine (be sure to use a piece of wood in between jack and oil pan). Remove the right side engine mounting, mounting bracket and nuts.
4. Remove the drive belts and idler pulley bracket.
5. Remove the two black covers on the front of the engine. The one towards the radiator will have the water pump behind it and the one towards the thermo barrier will have the timing chain tenioner behind it.
6. Push in the tensioner sleeve, apply a stopper pin so it does not return ( a paper clip will work ).
7. Remove the tensioner (2 - 10mm bolts )
8. Remove the 3 water pump bolts.
9. Turn the crankshaft pulley approximately 20 degrees backwards to put slack in the chain to give clearance for the water pump.
10. Install the two M8 bolts into the threaded holes in the water pump (the upper hole and the lower hole)
11. Tighten the M8 bolts by turning half turn alternately until the water pump becomes loose. Lift up water pump and remove it. Make sure you move the timing chain away from the pump to remove it. Do not worry about engine timing. It will not effect it at all. The water pump is not part of timing the engine, nor will the chain losse contact with the crankshaft gear.
12. Make sure to use two new "O" rings on the water pump.
13. Install water pump and tighten bolts (63.4 - 85.1 inch pounds)
14. Return the crankshaft pulley to its original position by turning it 20 degrees forward.
15. Install timing chain tensioner, then remove the stopper pin ( paper clip)
16. Place sealer on the black covers and reinstall.
17. Reinstall engine mounting.
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19. Fill with new coolant.
20. Start engine and check for leaks. (Engine will be noise at first until the tensioner fills with engine oil. This is normal.)

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Water pump. how do i replace it? Is it a difficult problem?


you need a haynes repair manual .because to much to tell you in words . its not that hard on the v6 engine. but the 2.4 engine you have to be dealing with timing chain.see if you get a manual it has pictures and step to remove the water pump .i been working on cars for 20 years. i use manuals it saves you time and money.

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