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Timing chain jump and caused timing to be off. costly repair. what's the cause and is their a fix so this don't happen again.

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Who told you that the Chain Jumped? This is NOT COMMON and hard to believe that it happened unless you had a Failure Internally.. A Chain Tensioner is the only possible cause if everything is intact...

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

Testimonial: "From what I hear this is not the first Expedition TUV 700 to have timing chain problem. With only 5,000 KM on this machine I am wondering what causes that chain or tension-er to get out of line. The machine is still at the dealer and I am told their might be a bent connecting rod. The machine was idling when the timing went off track."


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2001 pontiac grand am 2.4 car died no noise when i went to restart it sounded as if the chain broke the motor turned over freely would a bad chain that jumped time sound like this

Yes a broken chain could sound like and cause a 'no start' condition.

Unfortunately I believe this is what's called an 'interference' engine. In other words, if the chain slips or breaks it COULD cause the tops of the pistons to come into contact with the valves. Bending the valves and possibly causing piston or cylinder head damage.

Also if I'm not mistaken the water pump is also run off of the same chain. So IF you find the chain broke or slipped it may or may not have caused serious damage to other engine components. The water pump isn't a big deal but the valves, pistons, or cylinder head could add up real quick expense wise.

Being attempted starting has already occurred (which is understandable as that's the first reaction when a vehicle stalls) any damage that may have happened is already done. Now it's a matter of diagnosing to see how bad it is.

When attempting to start the engine it will turn over with a rather non-rhythmic sound if the chain broke or jumped time.

Sorry for the 'gloom and doom'. Simply trying to give a straightforward answer.

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What happens when ur car jumps timing and what causes it?

A car with a timing belt will jump time for several reasons, the belt dries out and the teeth strip off the belt, the tensioner or guide wear and fail, the belt can stretch over the years causing it to jump the sprockets. A car with a timing chain can jump because many were made with cam gears that had plastic teeth and they wore out, or the gear was made out of a casting that wore out, or the chain stretched replacement cam gears were usually made out of steel. Bob Bristol Magic Collision

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1997 chevy cavalier no compression in #3 cylinder and wont start

What probably happened is that the timing chain jumped time (common problem) and bent a valve in the #3 cylinder. This will cause the no-start, no-compression issue you state. You will need to repair the timing chain/gears/tensioner and have the head removed and repaired in order to get the car back to operating order.

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On timing belt vehicals this can be the belt has jumped a thooth. and it might still run. On timing chain engines this is most likly caused by lack of oil changes and the timing chain is held tight by oil pressure. even changing the oil now might fix it but the lack of oil changes can ( sludge up the engine) and might require a though flushing or even disassembly to clean up the oiling system. Sure try to flush it first . There are many good oil fluhes on the markeyt and most oil change places are knowledgeable about using them. Most of the time you will need to do all the oil changes you missed and them some to clean the motor out as freash oil is the best way to clean the motor. Change oil and filter run about a day them change it again and run it about a day or two thand then change it again. The code your talking about comes then the cam ting doesn't match the engine timing as it's supposed to if the chain is loose enought to jump the theeth it'll need to be disassembled and reset and if the mileage is high enought the parts rplaced. Peaple don't change thier oil to save money but their just putting off and maybe paying even more.

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My 17-year old son asserts that his '99 Sunbird (112K miles) broke down several days ago causing him to pull off the road - no additional details - after which he restarted the car and drove home. Next...

If the timing belt (chain ) broke or jumped the car would not have restarted after your son shut the engine off. (The motor would have stopped on it's own.) Timing belts are an issue with most modern cars and if the motor is what is referred to as an interference engine there will be valve damage. The other possibility is that some components from the butterfly valves in intake manifold were sucked into the cylinder head causing damage to the cylinders , pistons and valves. No matter what the cause its going to cost a lot to repair.

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Having a broken chainsaw is an inconvenience. Having one that works when you need it is important! Chainsaws are useful tools for tree pruning, cutting firewood, and carpentry projects, but are not so useful if not properly maintained. It can also cost a great deal of money to get a broken chainsaw repaired. You can save a lot of time and money by repairing it yourself. For chainsaw repair you will need a blanket or large cloth, a chainsaw tightening tool, files to sharpen the blades, and any necessary replacement parts.

My Chainsaw's Engine Does Not Start

If the engine will start at all, you might have a bad starter switch. Check to see that all connections to the starter switch are secure. Is the power cord cut or broken? Check to make sure that you have a proper power line connection. If all checks out except for the switch, go ahead and replace it. You may want to consider whether you are using the appropriate fuel mixture.

My Chainsaw Smokes

If there is smoke coming from the chain, it could be an indication that there is not enough lubrication. Without the proper lubrication, the chain and chain bar can become seriously damaged. Make sure there is oil in the reservoir. When you start the saw, the automatic oil pump should lubricate the chain and bar. To see if this is a problem, hold the saw tip over a light-colored surface, hit the throttle and look for oil spatters on the chain bar. If you see no oil splatters, turn the saw off. Remove the chain guide bar and see if the oil discharge slots are clogged with sawdust. Clean out the sawdust and restart the saw to check lubrication again.

The Chain Skips or Jumps

If the chain skips or jumps during operation, check the engine drive sprocket to make sure it is not worn. If you have a worn sprocket it will not allow the chain to sit properly. Also, check to make sure the chain tension is set correctly. Setting the chain tension is a part of continuous operation. However, a dull or damaged chain may also cause the skipping and jumping.

My Chainsaw Isn't Cutting Properly

If the saw cuts at the wrong angle or shoots out a lot of sawdust, you probably need to sharpen the chain. A dull chain can be very dangerous. It can cause a kickback or chain jump that might break the chain and release pieces that could harm to the operator. If your chain is very shiny, you need to examine each cutter for damage. Use a file to sharpen the cutters.

The Chain Continues to Move or Stops

If the chain continues to move while the engine idles then you should check to make sure the idle is not set too high. If it stops while cutting, see if the brake is engaged.

My Chainsaw Loses Power

If the saw loses power while operating, check to make sure all electrical connections are secure. Any break in current may cause the saw to decrease in power, stall or shut down altogether.

When maintained, chainsaws are a great asset to any tool collection. Consult your user's manual for questions specific to certain manufacturer types.

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Chain keeps jumping off

when you adjust the tension of the chain, ensure the tip of the bar has upward pressure applied to it. This ensures the tension is correct while in use. Improper tension adjustment can cause the chain to loosen in use and "jump" off the bar. Improper adjustment can also stretch the chain leading to the same result.

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