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How do I change timing chain on 2002 Grand Am Gt 3400

Not started yet. Do I have to raise the engine or can I do it without lifting it?

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It can be done, but not easily. A better question is why are you replacing the timing chain? If the gear or chain broke, it's possible to have done other internal damage. These engines are known for camshaft failure as well. Before buying parts, consider the cost of a used engine. If you are pulling it out anyway, you will be hours ahead by putting a different engine in.

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I agree, it can be done in the car, but is much easier with the engine out !! Invest in a good repair manual, like a Haynes, that is specific to your car, and read the procedures for this project, then you can decide, having some knowledge about which way you would like to do the job ! Good Luck !!

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You can do it in the car, but you'll find it 300% easier to do if you pull it out. You're back will thank you too.

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as you face the engine the thermostat bell is on the right (drivers side) Follow the radiatoe hose. Remove the two bolts and raise the bell still attatched to the hose. the thermostat is there with the rubber seal. You can gently pry the thermostat out with a screwdriver or something similar. Put in new thermostat be sure it is the same as the old one, and then replace or change the seal (be sure it is the smae size and thickness as the old one as I got the wrong size from Napa) Then replace the bell, and tighten, but not over tighten. I hope this helps!

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SOURCE: Does this engine have a timing belt or a chain ??

this engine has a timing chain, it is also one of the best engines GM builds.

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SOURCE: 2002 Grand Am GT stalls on start up and sputters during accel.

try your idle sensor or mass air flow sensor

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SOURCE: how can i replace the

remove the serpentine belt remove the center bolt with a strong 1/2" drive impact gun. some times the harmonic balancer will come off with out allot of trouble, if not rent a puller from ADVANCE auto parts or any other part store and you should get it off no trouble.

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