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2007 cx-7 timing chain fell off- is this a common problem

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  • dsim828 Jun 26, 2009

    We were driving the car at approx. 45 mph. We heard a noise like a rapid spinning then the car died instantly. It came to a complete stop immediately. I took it to a mechanic, they took the car apart and the timing chain was off and there appears to be no damage to the chain or gears. I have it at a mazda dealer now, but can not afford to repair the vehicle and the warranty is expired.



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No. it's a metal chain over gears like a bike chain. who said it fell off? did they do any work on it recently?

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    Aaron Murchison Jun 26, 2009

    isn't the powertrain warranty 5/years 100,000 kms? or whatever that is in miles

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    Aaron Murchison Jun 26, 2009

    also the motor is probably internally damaged (meaning replacement of the engine). without the chain the valves and the pistons are out of sync and the pistons can smash the valves. sorry for your luck.

    you may want to call mazda head office and explain the situation. if you do your service at mazda they may help you out. other option is a japanese low millage engine.



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