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Vw golf mk5 1.4 timing chain marks

Could it be timing chain jumped

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SOURCE: timing belt maintenance, 1999 vw golf

Most models reccomend replacement every 75,000 miles.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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Hey mate i think your problem is the air flow mass sensor its a black box which its on to the big hose that gose in to you air filter it has a wire with a multiplug on it . you can disconect this then take ur car for little drive few miles and if the car is not being wore than it was before you need to go buy one quite expensive

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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The timing could be 180 degrees out you will have to do it all over again. Bring #1 cylinder upto TDC check the distributor rotor arm that it is pointing to #1 plug wire, It is important that the cams are on the intake stroke and not on the exhaust stroke. The crank is no big deal just make sure the marks are lined up.

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SOURCE: 1992 VW GTI golf timing settings.

The timming marks for TDC Are on the flywheel.Remove plug at the top of the gearbox bell housing there you will see a pointer on the caseing.Line that up with the one on the flywheel.The camshaft has a hole in the sprocket.Line this hole up with the hole in the cylinder head useing a 8mm bolt.thats all your timming lined up.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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SOURCE: have a 94 cavalier 2.2 liter,timing chain

Install the cam sprocket, timing chain, and timing chain cover. Make sure the dot on the crankshaft gear is pointing towards the center of the Camshaft gear bolt. Make sure the hole in the Camshaft gear is pointing towards the center of the crankshaft. Be sure to remove the nail holding the chain tensoner back, before installing the timing cover The round hole in the cam gear is the alignment mark

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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