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Hi,
How long does a timing chain last? I have a 2002 Alero and it is still running great. I get 32 miles per gallon on some trips. Never under 29-30. It is a good little car.
Also, have you had any complaints with the window sill (so to speak) on the back windows? Mine is starting to raise up in places.
Thanks for an answer.
momus39@yahoo.com
Joan

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Timing chains generally last a long time. Depending on what motor you have in that vehicle, it might have a timing belt in it, and if this is the case, the factory recommended replacement is every 100,000 or so miles, I personally reccommend replacing timing belts every 70-80,000 miles, this way there is less a risk from throwing it.

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