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My car has 144,500 miles n i dont think the timing chain has been checked would it be wise to get it looked at when i get it inspected next yr

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The timing chain usually lasts a long time, and if you don't hear a lot of rattling, it's probably ok.

Timinig belts(replace every 80,000 mi.) seem to wear out faster than timing chains which when properly maintained through oil changes can last for the life of the car's engine.

I expect to get about 200,000 mi. on my 1990 Cadillac Deville which has a timing chain in it, and has just gotten to 192,000 mi. recently.

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Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • lee_thash Jul 07, 2010

    what kind of sounds should i be listening for when they go bad??

  • lee_thash Jul 07, 2010

    that was very helpful ty very much

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