Question about 2003 Saturn VUE
I followed the procedure for installing the timing chain, however when I try to hand turn the engine a piston is hitting a valve? What is the procedure for fixing this?
The procedure is ti fit the timing belt properly. Did you start the process with the engine at TopDeadCenter on the compression stroke of number 1 cylinder? Something is terribly wrong, congratulations on testing the configuration by hand. I've seen what damage has been done by people that just hooked up the battery and wind it over. They had a smashing good time.
Pull all your spark plugs, put your finger over the number 1 spark plug hole and wind the engine over by until you find the compression stroke on number 1 cylinder. Keep turning slowly until you bring you crank timing mark to the timing indicator. You should be at TDC compression number 1 cylinder, you can check with a screw driver or piece of wire that the piston is at the top. Make sure you are winding the engine in its working direction. Now look at your camshaft timing marks and indicators, they should all line up. If the marks are out of line, correct them, do not move the crank.
Once you have everything lined up again and tensioned correctly. Turn over the engine by hand 2 FULL revolutions. Should be all good then.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I just installed a new timing chain on 02 saturn l100. followed all instructions. rotated engine so chain rolled five times and coloed links do not line up with marks on sprockets. am i doing somethin
No it will only alighn something like every 300 or so turns ,youre all ok
Posted on Oct 28, 2012
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