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Timing chain what would make the inside of a timing chain wear and then eventually break after a couple months

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Has it got an aftermarket 'manual' tensioner fitted ? if so you should adjust it when you hear it rattling.

are you keeping your oil topped up and changed regularly

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When to replace timing chain on toyota rav4


Broad opinion is the chain is good for 200,000 or the life of the engine. The big problem is the life of a chain is so variable depending on maintenance and driving conditions.

A car with fewer cold starts and longer journeys driven mostly at a constant speed that has had regular oil changes using quality oil will have a considerably longer timing chain life than a car that has lots of cold starts, short runs and minimal maintenance.

Mostly a worn chain will rattle at idle for a while before it breaks and causes damage. When servicing a chain driven engine it is often possible to get a look at the chain through the oil filler. If not it is worthwhile to occasionally remove the valve cover and expose the chain and check it for wear where it passes over the sprockets.

With a worn chain it will be possible to detect some slackness where it passes over a sprocket even though the chain seems tight between the sprockets. This condition indicates the ideal time to change the chain, tensioner and guides for the purpose of preventative maintenance, though typically a chain will last a lot longer but then when the chain must eventually be replaced the sprockets are likely to need replacing in addition to avoid a prematurely worn (replacement) chain.

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How do i take the slack out of my timing chain on my 98 Nissan 200sx? i already replaced the upper chain tensioner it was worn to the metal.


can't take the slack out of a stretched chained if you already replaced just the tensioner

did you also look at the other timing chain guides?!? they're plastic covered as well & will eventually wear out in time

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How do I know which pieces I need from a hardware store? I'm visiting my mom for a couple days and her toilet just stopped working. I think I need a couple pieces from the hardware store, but I'm not...


The normal way would be to look at the toilet first. There are a number of parts that wear out or break..

The most common is the chain that is attached to the flush lever breaks or pulls out from the flapper in the bottom of the tank.

Sometimes the lever itself will break inside the tank. There is also a metal hook that joins the lever to the chain that lifts the flapper, those can corrode, bend or break.

Sometimes the flapper will leak, but that just makes the tank keep trying to fill itself every 5 to 10 minutes.

If the inlet valve is broken, it may not let water in at all but that is rare.

Just take the lid off and look. That hardware chain has all the parts. They are listed on this page.

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2002 oldsmobile alero timing chain jumping teeth


Not common unless the car has not been maintained. Without regular oil changes, the chain eventually stretches, the sprockets wear, and then the chain may jump a tooth. It is more common with overhead cams, because the chains are much longer and rely on tensioners that wear out.

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O3 2.4L i-v-tec 206k miles. should i replace timing chain to prevent failure?


Normally Timing Chains do not wear out or break like the old Timing Belts did. The main issue with Timing Chains is that the actualy chain guides will wear out usually before anything happens with the actual chain itself.

If you are not hearing any abnormal noises from the Timing Chain area, i would probably just leave it alone, you could also call the dealer and just ask them what the recommended service interval (if any) is to replace the Timing Chain.

Hope this helps with your concern..

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What would break my timing cover ,but the car still run


Your may have timing belt get loose / wear down , but still work. Observe your time belt and check your maintenance record. Don't wait any longer. An abnormal timing belt will led your car to fatal damage.

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When does the timing chain for 2002 Nissan Maxima st v6 need to be changed?


You change rubber timing belts,because they wear and could break

You do not change a chain,unless the guides wear or the tensioners hang up,so keep changing your oil every 4000 miles or less and use 0W-30 or 5W-30,synthetic if you can afford it (Mobil 1 leaves the engine real clean inside,( I have pulled a couple oil pans)

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2000 chevy S10 timing chain or belt? if broken will valves hit pistons?


if its a 2.2ltr its a timeing chain and the r known for failing they have a cheap plastic slide that wears out prematurely causing the chain to jump or sometimes break. ive fixed a lot of them so i dont think its an interferince fit engine if its v6 4.3ltr u hardly ever have a problem with the timeing chain. its usually the gear at the bottom of the distributer wears out

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Should I replace the timing chain on my Saturn SL2 4 cylinder engine that has 145,000 miles on it? The car runs fine and the engine doesn't make any noise or vibrations.


at the dealer we rec them at 100k,,,,even if its not noisy or anything,it is a constant wear and tear item and the chain is no bigger or stronger than a bicycke chain,,,,they stretch and can break,and if the tensioner breaks or releases tension,its as bad as the chain breaking,either way the pistons will hit the valves and bend the valves,,,,also the timing chain guides are plastic and wear out,i would rec doing it,,,,but do the guides (2) front and rear and the chain,the tensioner,and lower crank sprocket and cam gears,,,,,if the car is in good shape and youre gonna keep it do it,,,if not,,,risk it and let it go,it may never break,,,but i would do it

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Belt Keeps Breaking


Maybe it cause a too tied belt.

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