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How do i replace the timing chain?

How do i replace the timing chain on my 2200 SFI engine?

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gaurds for chain are probaly broken you can change these without removing the chain but do it before chain jumps time

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SOURCE: Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, replacement

2.2L VIN 4 To Remove:

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Drive belt.
    • Drive belt tensioner.
    • Alternator.
    • Power steering pump. Place the pump aside with the lines attached.
  2. Lift the vehicle.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Oil pan.
    • Crankshaft pulley and hub.
    • Timing cover bolts.
    • Timing cover. If necessary, tap with a rubber mallet to loosen the cover.
  4. Clean the mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Timing cover gasket.
    • Timing cover and the bolts. Tighten the bolts to 11 Nm (97 in. lbs.).
    • Crankshaft pulley hub and the crankshaft pulley.
    • Oil pan.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Power steering pump.
    • Alternator.
    • Drive belt tensioner.
    • Drive belt.

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SOURCE: I need to repair an

When retrieving GM trouble codes with an OBD II scan tool, proceed as follows:
1. Connect scan tool to the 16-pin data link connector (DLC) located underneath the steering column. The connector may have a removable cover.
2. Turn the ignition on.
3. Follow scan tool manufacturer's operating instructions to access the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's).

P1629 - Theft Deterrent System-Cranking Signal

I'm quote this write-up from GM owners...
This should pertain to most GM vehicles with a similar steering wheel/column setup as a 2000 Grand Prix. If your vehicle deliberately shuts off right after cranking, this may pertain to you.

My GP would sometimes shut off right after starting. I checked the DTC's with a scan tool, and found two codes: P1626 - Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Not Received and P1629 Theft Deterrent System - Cranking Signal. I printed off an Anti-Theft wiring diagram for my 2000 Grand Prix GTP w/ PassKey III, and went to work.

I previously noticed that whenever I would turn the steering wheel back and forth right after starting, the car wouldn't shut off. So, I began checking around the steering column since that must be where the issue is. Also, the diagram had shown that the Theft Deterent Module is located around the ignition cylinder, and a dark blue wire for the fuel enable circuit leads from that to the PCM.

I took off the bottom panel of the steering wheel column, and checked out the module and wires. I immediately noticed that the dark blue wire had a gash in it. It was from a metal ring on the steering wheel. BINGO. I did some troubleshooting. I started the car with the wire touching, and it would shut off, without it touching, it would start just fine. Did that a couple more times to make sure it wasn't a coincidence. It wasn't, it WAS the problem. So, I wrapped the wire with some electrical tape, and taped the set of wires down so they wouldn't rub again. I reassembled everything, and bam, problem solved.

Also, you could test it using this article about P1629 code link: codes/DTC P1629.

Hope helps.

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SOURCE: What is the alternator output

Any alternator should put out between 13.4 to 13.7 anything above will destroy your battery. anything below and when you turn on your accessories will drain your battery

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2001 chevy cavalier 2.2L VIN-4 If chain broke or jumped: Remove timing cover(helps to remove two bottom studs on cover that pass threw oil pan use the two nuts on them as jam nuts on the studs). Put #1 cyl. t.d.c with crank. timing mark pointing @ center of the chain tensioner. Remove cam shaft pulley remove chain, reinstall pulley and turn cam shaft until cam shaft mark also points to center of tensioner. (I removed valve cover to make sure the two push rods for #1 cyl. relaxed (They turned with two fingers) Install new parts as needed.Connect battery Test run for 5 sec. with covers off.Disconnect battery. Put everything back together.Go to to see timing marks and alignment.

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Hello,i just replaced my 22re engine with a remanufactered engine with only 2200 miles on her it already sounds like the timing chain is rattling on her any ideas

gaurds for chain are probaly broken you can change these without removing the chain but do it before chain jumps time

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