Question about 1999 Chevrolet Malibu
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
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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complete water pump replacing procedure, step by step, there are few help
links.I suggest you to refer the help links.
the link below:-----
HOW TO REPLACE A WATER PUMP
Dec 06, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Below is the master help link
provided to go through belt routing diagram:---Timing belt,timing chain, drive belt,
serpentine belt, accessory belt, fan belt, engine belt routing diagrams for all
types of car models?
Click the link below: ----
----------This will help. Thanks.
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