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Could you still drive your car if timing chain was loose?

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09/12/2011

That just raises more questions. How do you know the chain is loose? and Why is the chain loose? There is usually a tentioner to keep it tight, is this bad? If the car runs it runs, but if the chain slips out of the gear teeth, you risk serious engine damage. That will be mutch more costly than just fixing the problem now. But in the end, yes you can.