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I THINK MY TIMING CHAIN WENT OUT HOW WOULD I DO IT MYSELF REPAIR, OR GET INSTRUCTIONS?

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Go out and buy a Hains or Chilton's repair manual. The instructions are pretty clear and also you will have only spent $20. to see if you want to do this repair. If you decide to do it then I would recommend replacing the water-pump and thermostat while your in there.

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The best source that I have found on the internet is Alldata.com it is a pay site cost about $20 but you get to use the info for a year and you can print it out for future use once you join it with one vehicle any additional vehicles will only cost $15. It has been a staple it my garage for at least 5 years now, Ihope this helps you, good luck !! PS the instructions are step by step and very easy to follow

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