Do I need to replace sprockets with timing chain?
Should I also replace sprockets? Yes, Cloyes recommends that all components of the timing system be replaced at the same time. Using a worn sprocket may result in the chain not meshing with the worn sprocket, which could result in poor engine performance.
What does a rattling timing chain sound like?
Listen for a metallic sound that resembles a rattling or scrapping noise. The sound can be intermittent or constant, but it will be a metal to metal contact. If you hear a rattle, metal to metal slapping or scraping coming from inside the cover, it indicates a timing chain noise.
How hard is it to change a timing chain?
Changing a timing chain is not outright difficult but is considered a complex job due to the large number of steps involved. The timing chain and water pump are both labor-intensive jobs in the same area of the engine, so knocking out both now can prevent having to do many of the same steps again later.
Do you need to change your timing chain?
Hello Sue, Your car does indeed have a timing chain. Timing chains do not require any dedicated maintenance. However, changing your engine oil regularly will help extend the life of the chain and all other internal engine components.
How are gears connected to the timing chain?
Locate marks on your crankshaft and camshaft gears. These gears are connected by the timing chain so that the position of the piston (connected to the crankshaft) correlates directly to the opening of the fuel and exhaust valves (operated by the camshaft) to keep your engine running smoothly.
What are the bright links on a timing chain?
Locate marks or “bright” links in your timing chain. These links are brighter than the other links and are used to align your engine. Set your engine to top dead center. To get your engine to top dead center, line the bright links on the timing chain up with the marks on your camshaft and crankshaft gears.
How do you set timing chain to dead center?
To get your engine to top dead center, line the bright links on the timing chain up with the marks on your camshaft and crankshaft gears. Remember that the crankshaft can be set to top dead center both on the compression and exhaust strokes of the piston. You want top dead center for the compression stroke, so you can insert