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Recheck the alignment of the timing chain.

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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: replaced the water pump the timing belt is now off time

coupe or sedan and which motor

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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SOURCE: water pump and thermostat needs replacing on my 98 malibu, $1000?

Yes, you can change it yourself and yes that is a reasonable estimate on the labor.

That being said, let me explain. The timing chain is a very important part. It controls the timing of the intake and exhaust valves opening and closing at the right time in relation to the pistons moving up and down in the cylinders. If you make a very small mistake in changing the timing chain, you will cause major engine damage. On top of that, it is not very easy to get to in the first place.

I would recommend getting a second opinion from another dealership, but if you are asking this question then I would recommend having a professional do the work. It is likely to be less expensive in the long run.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: on my 2000 nissan maxima i just got the water pump

no, but they have to push in the timing chain tensioner in order to clear the water **** gear. It could be that there is air traped in the tensioner which should bleed out by it-self after running awhile.Or the chain was noisy before but you could not hear it because the water pump was possibly making more noise than the timing chain.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: i replaced the water pump

remove and retime your distributor, sounds like it's 180 degrees out of time.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
  3. Negative battery cable
    • Timing chain cover
    • Timing chain and guides
    • Water pump and discard the gasket
To install:
  1. Clean all mating surfaces of any residual gasket material.
  2. Install or connect the following:
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    • Timing chain guides and chain
    • Timing chain cover
    • Negative battery cable
  3. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  4. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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Timing chain does not need to be replaced like a timing belt. It will only need to be replaced if it starts making noise or causing problems

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