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Hi guys I need some help with the drive shaft for a 97 cavalier z22 2.2engine. I decided I was going to change the timing chain this weekend after hearing a noise for some time and came to the conclusion that this was the cause. The day before I was about to do this I found an oil leak. No problem right? I can repair the leak while I'm doing the timing chain. Now hears the problem theres a seal that's attached to the timing chain pain behind the pully. I've gone every parts place available (over the long weekend) and no one seems to know what this is. One guy suggested that it's part of the oil pan kit but it's not. This thing looks an inner tube off a bike tire......any help would be great. Thanks Brian

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Part Number: FPG 16202 Napa $7.29
timing cover repair sleeve

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  • Ricky Gittins
    Ricky Gittins Aug 05, 2010

    Was this what you were talking about ?

  • mistyfiedang Aug 09, 2010

    No, It wasn't. The part is a seal. We ended up taking the car into the shop. So I don't know what the part is (sorry no update) the tec said that typically what happens though is that silicone would be used to replace it. Not the same as off of assembly

  • Ricky Gittins
    Ricky Gittins Aug 09, 2010

    ok, but this is a rubber seal, I hate when mechanics don't use the correct parts, because you will have to do it again, using silicone won't hold it correctly and if you get into the manuals there is nothing about using silicone for a crank seal for any purpose , it will leak oil, good luck you car.

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Hi guys I need some help with the drive shaft for a 97 cavalier z22 2.2engine. I decided I was going to change the timing chain this weekend after hearing a noise for some time and came to the...


Timing Chain and Gears REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.2L Engine Fig. 1: The timing marks on the sprockets should be in alignment. If not, turn the crankshaft until the marks are aligned 91113p63.jpg
Fig. 2: The timing chain tensioner is retained by a Torx head bolt (1) and a regular hex head bolt (2) 91113p58.jpg
Fig. 3: Unfasten the camshaft sprocket bolt 91113p59.jpg
Fig. 4: Remove the camshaft sprocket and the timing chain at the same time . . . 91113p60.jpg
Fig. 5: . . . then remove the tensioner assembly 91113p61.jpg
Fig. 6: Compress the tensioner spring and insert a cotter pin or nail in the hole provided to hold the tensioner in position 91113p62.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the front cover as previously detailed.
  3. Place the No. 1 piston at TDC of the compression stroke so that the marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets are in alignment (see illustration).
  4. Loosen the timing chain tensioner nut as far as possible without actually removing it.
  5. Remove the camshaft sprocket bolts and remove the sprocket and chain together. If the sprocket does not slide from the camshaft easily, a light blow with a soft mallet at the lower edge of the sprocket will dislodge it.
  6. Using a suitable gear puller, remove the crankshaft sprocket. To install:
  7. Press the crankshaft sprocket back onto the crankshaft.
  8. Install the timing chain over the camshaft sprocket and then around the crankshaft sprocket. Make sure that the marks on the two sprockets are in alignment (see illustration). Lubricate the thrust surface with Molykote® or its equivalent.
  9. Align the dowel in the camshaft with the dowel hole in the sprocket and then install the sprocket onto the camshaft. Use the mounting bolts to draw the sprocket onto the camshaft and then tighten to 66–68 ft. lbs. (91–95 Nm).
  10. Lubricate the timing chain with clean engine oil. Tighten the chain tensioner.
  11. Installation of the remaining components is in the reverse order of removal. Fig. 7: Exploded view of the timing chain and sprockets — 2.2L OHV engine 87953107.gif

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  2. Lift the vehicle.
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