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Timing chain belt

I want to know what steps to take on taking off the timing chain belt on a 2001 malibu motor size 3.1 my car acts like it wants to start but it doesnt. i need to know all the parts i need to take off to get to the belt

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2002 chevy malibu engine 3.4 interference motor or not?


The 2002 Chevrolet Malibu has the 3.1mfi engine which is not an interference engine. It has a timing chain and not a belt. It is an o.v.h. system with two valves per cylinder. I have replaced timing chains and have had the heads checked, with no damage to the valves.

Mar 12, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

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2001 audi i check engine light on all cyliners misfiring. cold it be a basic tune up 119 798 miles


My first response is NO.. I am guessing that your motor isnt running at all. It would help to have more details.. engine size? error codes? actual symptoms noticed? any work done? last oil change? your personal mechanical talents rated from 1 - 10?...

ok.. best guess from little info. I am guesing from my experiences that your motor has a timing issue. whether you have a inline 4, V 6 or V8.. you have one,two or two timing chain tensioners inside your motor each chain tensioner keeps the intake and exhaust manifolds tuned to each other. the timing belt keeps the crank shaft and the pulley for the intake/ exhaust valve combo in tune with the crank and values.

Its more likely you have jumped a timing belt and de timed your entire engine in order to get the multiple error codes required to flag all cyclinders as misfires..

More likely than.. the other scenario. of having the plastic feet fail on one or both of the chain tensioners in order to detune the timing father than the electrical components can adjust the spark and gas injections to keep the car running.


So, the simple responce as a summary.. the vehicle likely has a jumped timing belt or potentially failed valve timing chain tensioner "feet".

Both jobs mentioned above are likely to cost a lot of money. If you are a DIY (do it yourself) mechanic then you will want to search google for the 2 or 3 well known Audi forums. Audizine, audiforums and audiWorld.

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Jul 10, 2014 | 2001 Audi A6

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Re-sealing timing belt cover 2007 Camry


wow no engine stated, post engine size.
depends if mechanic is size of squirrel or a gorilla.
huh?
why not longin to alldata. com and read the page on timing belt changeout.
you can goggle this, 1000s of hits, why not ?

there are serious costs to do service on most FWD cars.
next time buy a RWD car. far easier to fix.
FWD is cheaper to make, (pull rad, fix, put back Rad)
there are 3 engines. ill roll the dice, and log in to alldata.
and see. 37steps out and 37 steps in,
about
not one word, TO pull engine, 2AZ-FE CHAIN
THE 2GR-fe ENGINE IS CHAIN TO.
see step 29, your posted ITEM>!!
PASTED, 2gr CAM BELT SECTIONS;
  • 2007 TOYOTA Camry HV

1. REMOVE LUGGAGE TRIM SERVICE HOLE COVER
2. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
3. REMOVE NO. 1 ENGINE COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY
4. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL RH
5. REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER LH
6. REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER RH
7. REMOVE FRONT FENDER APRON SEAL RH
8. DRAIN ENGINE OIL


10. REMOVE NO. 2 ENGINE MOUNTING STAY RH
11. REMOVE ENGINE MOVING CONTROL ROD SUB-ASSEMBLY
12. REMOVE NO. 2 ENGINE MOUNTING BRACKET RH
13. REMOVE V-RIBBED BELT TENSIONER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY
21. SET NO. 1 CYLINDER TO TDC/COMPRESSION
22. REMOVE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY
23. REMOVE CRANK POSITION SENSOR
24. REMOVE OIL PAN SUB-ASSEMBLY
Remove the 12 bolts and 2 nuts.
Insert the blade of SST between the crankcase and oil pan. Cut through the sealer and remove the oil pan.

25. REMOVE NO. 1 CHAIN TENSIONER ASSEMBLY
Remove the 2 nuts, tensioner and gasket.

Do not turn the crankshaft without the chain tensioner.
26. INSTALL ENGINE HANGERS
Install the No. 1 engine hanger and No. 2 engine hanger with the bolts as shown in the illustration.
  • Attach the sling device to the engine hangers and chain block.
27. REMOVE ENGINE MOUNTING INSULATOR
Attach the engine chain hoist to the engine hangers.
  • Do not attempt to hang the engine by hooking the chain to any other part.
  • Remove the bolt and disconnect the engine mounting insulator FR.
  • Remove the 4 nuts from the engine mounting insulator RH.

  • Raise the engine and remove the engine mounting insulator RH.
28. REMOVE ENGINE MOUNTING BRACKET RH
Remove the 3 bolts and engine mounting bracket RH.
29. REMOVE TIMING CHAIN COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY
30. REMOVE TIMING CHAIN CASE OIL SEAL
31. REMOVE NO. 1 CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR PLATE
Remove the crankshaft position sensor plate.
AND SO ON,,,, end. quote.

AS YOU CAN SEE ITS NOT A MOTOR PULL BUT IS UNMOUNTED
AND FLOATED,

Now begs the question, which is less work. the above, or just pull the engine, and work sitting down. easy work and higher quality
may that depends on the person and his/her size.

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My car is knocking really ugly when I'm in park it


What kind of car ? sounds like the timing chain tensinor is loose or slack in the timing chain.But not knowing what kind of car or what size motor and what you had done I can only guess

Feb 20, 2012 | 2001 Pontiac Sunfire

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How to remove waterpump?


Hi,

STEP 1, You have to locate the water pump first which is located just above the air comperssor.

STEP 2. Take timing cover off.

STEP 3. Take out the motor mount.
STEP 4. Remove the harmonic balancer

STEP 5
Remove the water pump hosing by loosing a few bolts(about 4 oR 5)that holds it.


STEP 6 Remove the timing chain techner.



STEP 7 Loosen out the three nuts that holds the water pump in its place, pull out the water pump and replace,follow the reverse instructions to assemble.


Best of luck..

Aug 21, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

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My 2001 jeep grand Cherokee will not start don?t know why no codes are coming up put new cam sen, crank sen, coil pack, new ecu, new coolant temp sen, it turns over but will not run has injector pulse and...


Timing Chain, Sprockets, Front Cover and Seal REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.5L and 4.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Cooling fan and shroud
    • Crankshaft damper
    • Front crankshaft seal
    • Accessory brackets
    • Front cover
    • Oil slinger
  3. Rotate the crankshaft so that the timing marks are aligned. Fig. 1: Timing chain alignment marks — 2.5L and 4.0L engines 7924pg20.gif

  4. Remove the timing chain and sprockets. To install:
  5. For 2.5L engines, turn the timing chain tensioner lever to the unlock (down) position. Pull the tensioner block toward the tensioner lever to compress the spring. Hold the block and turn the tensioner lever to the lock (up) position. Fig. 2: Timing chain tensioner — 2.5L engines 7924pg19.gif

  6. Install the timing chain and sprockets with the timing marks aligned. Tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm) for 2.5L engines or to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm) for 4.0L engines.
  7. For 2.5L engines, release the timing chain tensioner.
  8. Install or connect the following:
    • Oil slinger
    • New front crankshaft seal to the front cover
    • Front cover, using a new gasket
    • Timing Case Cover Alignment and Seal Installation Tool 6139 in the crankshaft opening to center the front cover Fig. 3: Timing Case Cover Alignment and Seal Installation Tool 6139 — 2.5L and 4.0L engines 7924pg21.gif

  9. Tighten the front cover bolts as follows:
    1. Step 1: Cover-to-block 1⁄4 inch bolts to 60 inch lbs. (7 Nm)
    2. Step 2: Cover-to-block 5⁄16 inch bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
    3. Step 3: Oil pan-to-cover 1⁄4 inch bolts to 85 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
    4. Step 4: Oil pan-to-cover 5⁄16 inch bolts to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)
  10. Install or connect the following:
    • Accessory brackets
    • Crankshaft damper. Tighten the bolt to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
    • Cooling fan and shroud
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Negative battery cable
  11. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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When does timing chain neep to be replaced?


For the most part,not at all. That would be a big and expensive job. Now there are chain tensioners that could start to act up over time. Also chain guides. Forget it for the most part,that's why they use chains vs. a belt

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00 SE Altima, Is it the timing chain or the motor or both??


If the engine spins over very fast like it is not under any kind of pressure then the timing chain/belt has failed. There is a considerable amount of damage that can accrue when this happens. You may not be able to replace the chain/belt and repair the problem now. It may actually be cheaper to replace the motor now than repair the old one. So they may both be correct. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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That depends on if the front motor mount is blocking half of the timing belt . Then you have to have the motor lifted out to change the timing belt . Now that just added at least another 2 hours to the labour hours. In all honesty, now you are looking at a 4 to 6 hours of total work . Now , do you know if it is a timing belt or a timing chain. Timing belt, yes will take about 4 to 6 hours , but a timing chain will take over 8 hours because it is inside the motor.

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