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How to change the timing chain of 2000 cavalier 2.4 engine twincam?

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I suggest that you visit the autozone.com website and register the car. It doesn't cost anything and you will have access to an online repair manual for the car. The info on the timing chain should be available there. It's a handy resource. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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