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Replaced head gaskets left hand valve timing chain is making clicking sound (once per revolution), all valves are clear. What do i do?

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  • suzuki60072 Jun 02, 2009

    170k miles. no only chain guide. Car make a rattling noise seemed to be coming from front

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How many miles are on the car and did you replace the timing chain and tensioner?

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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    geraldo14200 Jun 03, 2009

    So I understand correctly, you only changed out the chain guide and not the chain? if so, and in my opinion you should have changed out the chain also.

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Timing Chain and Gears Removal & Installation To Remove:
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Except XRS toy_car_18_eng_cmpnts+oil_pmp_loc_1zz-fe_xp.gif

XRS toy_car_18_eng_cmpnts+oil_pmp_loc_2zz-ge_xp.gif

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Remove the upper front fender apron insulator.
  4. Remove the upper radiator support insulator.
  5. Remove the right front wheel and tire assembly.
  6. Remove the right lower splash shield.
  7. Remove the drive belt and alternator.
  8. Remove the air switching valve (XRS)
  9. Remove the power steering oil pressure switch connector.
  10. Remove the 2 power steering mounting nuts and through bolts. Remove the steering pump from the engine. Secure the steering pump to the cowl toy_car_15_wood_block_on_jack.gif

  11. Raise and support the engine with floor a jack. toy_car_18_eng_rh_mntng_inslt_blts.gif

  12. Remove the right engine mount. toy_car_18_eng_cylndr_hd_cvr_blts.gif

  13. Remove the 2 nuts, 2 clips and the cylinder head shield (except XRS).
  14. Remove the 4 ignition coils.
  15. Remove the 2 ventilation hoses from the cylinder head valve cover.
  16. Remove the 9 bolts, 2 seal washers, 2 nuts, cylinder head cover and gasket (except XRS). XRS toy_car_18_eng_cylndr_hd_cvr_blts_2zz-g.gif

  17. Remove the 4 bolts and the cylinder head shield (XRS).
  18. Remove the 2 nuts, bolt and remove the ventilation hose from the ventilation pipe (XRS). XRS toy_car_18_eng_cylndr_hd_cvr_ventl_hs-pp.gif

  19. Remove the Ventilation pipe and gasket (XRS).
  20. Remove the 9 bolts, wire harness protector. Remove the cylinder head cover and gasket (XRS).
  21. Remove the O-ring from the cylinder head cover (XRS)
  22. Turn the crankshaft pulley and align its groove with timing mark "0" on the timing chain cover. toy_car_18_eng_tmng_mark.gif

  23. Ensure that the marks on the camshaft timing sprockets are in straight line on the timing chain cover surface as shown. toy_car_18_eng_tmng_point_marks.gif

  24. If not turn the crankshaft 1 revolution (360°) and align the marks as above.
  25. Remove the crankshaft pulley toy_car_18_eng_rmv_crnk_sft_pos_snsr_blts.gif

  26. Remove the 2 mounting bolts and remove the crankshaft position sensor.
  27. Remove the mounting bolt, nut and the drive belt tensioner.
  28. Remove the right engine mount bracket.
  29. Remove the front exhaust pipe (XRS).
  30. Remove the Exhaust manifold brace (XRS).
  31. Remove the Exhaust manifold (XRS) toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_tnsnr_blts.gif

  32. Remove the 2 mounting nuts and remove the chain tensioner.
  33. Remove the water pump. Except XRS toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_cvr_blts_1zz-fe.gif

    XRS toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_cvr_blts_2zz-ge.gif

  34. Remove the 11 mounting bolts and nut (except XRS).
  35. Remove the 12 bolts (XRS).
  36. Remove the stud bolt.
  37. Remove the timing chain cover and 2 gaskets.
  38. Remove the crank sensor plate.
  39. Remove the timing chain tensioner slipper mounting bolt. Remove the tensioner slipper. toy_car_18_eng_tmng_chn_sprkt.gif

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  40. Remove the timing chain and crankshaft timing sprocket.
  41. Remove the 2 chain vibration damper mounting bolts. Remove the vibration damper toy_car_18_eng_tmng_cntrl_assy.gif

  42. Hold the camshaft hexagonal section with a wrench. Remove the sprocket mounting bolt.
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