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On my 2000 nissan maxima i just got the water pump replace and now sum1 says it sound like i need a timing chain did they have to take the timing chain off to replace the water pump???

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No. Only cars with timing BELTS you do that.

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No, but they have to push in the timing chain tensioner in order to clear the water **** gear. It could be that there is air traped in the tensioner which should bleed out by it-self after running awhile.Or the chain was noisy before but you could not hear it because the water pump was possibly making more noise than the timing chain.

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