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Replacing the timing chain will do what for my vehicle

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If the timing belt brakes engine doesn't run,,if timing belt is worn or stretch it could cause drive ability problems,,

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When the timing chain breaks does it usually damage anything else or will replacing the timing chain and gears take care of the problem?


When the timing chain breaks the cam quits turning. Any valves that are open, remain open.
If the motor is turned over trying to start it or bump starting it in gear, the pistons come up and
hit the open valves. Bent valves are common. If it is a 4 cylinder only a couple valves will be open
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You could replace the chain, make sure the timing marks align with eahother and the chain but
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My 2006 Toyota Rav4 it has 70,000 miles on it. I look in the owner maintenance manual and it doesn't say anything about replace timing belt at 60,000 miles like many others. Does this vehicle use timing...


Hello. Welcome to FixYa.
Please allow us to assist you.

We have good news for you.

Your vehicle does not have a timing belt. Your vehicle has a timing chain; there is no suggested replacement interval for the newer engines with timing chains.

There is no need to concern yourself with the expense of replacing the timing chain, as it will never need replaced.

Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance today.

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The timing chain and/or belt has broken. Try replacing it. This may or may not be able to be performed at home. We would need more information about the vehicle to tell you how to repair. eg: Vehicle make-model-year-motor size. Thanks for asking!

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It's a timing chain... They will probably last for as long as the vehicle does (175k-200k miles depending on upkeep and willingness to keep the dog alive). That said, if there's a reason to have the timing chain cover off an engine over 100k... I'm the type that would go ahead and replace the timing chain while it's in front of you if you plan on having the vehicle for more than a year or so.

If you have the engine pulled for any reason over 100k, then that's another time that I'd be replacing the timing chain and the oil pump while I'm at it...

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sorry i didnt see the TIMING belt in the title -
GMC recommends replacing Timing belt at 71,000 miles....
however your particular vehicle may have a timing CHAIN.

The 4.3L engine is the only engine covered by this guide which uses a timing chain and gear (sprocket) assembly to turn the camshaft. The 2.5L engine uses a direct gear drive (without a chain).

Only replace the chain if after inspecting it - it is worn or damaged!
You don't adjust timing chain-you replace it or the tensioner

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