1.8L and 2.0L Engines Disconnect the negative battery cable, then rotate the engine until #1 piston is at top dead center on the compression stroke.
Remove the rocker arm cover, the front cover, and the oil pan.
Depress or lock the shoe of the automatic chain adjuster in the retracted position.
Remove the camshaft sprocket-to-camshaft bolts and the sprocket.
Remove the timing chain from the timing sprockets.
Using a puller, remove the sprocket and the pinion gear from the crankshaft.
Remove the bolt or e-clip and remove the automatic chain adjuster.
Inspect the adjuster pin, arm, wedge and rack teeth. Replace assembly if worn.
Remove the chain tensioner.
Check the timing chain for wear.
Check the tensioner pins for wear or damage and replace if necessary.
Replace the chain tensioner and adjuster using the e-clips or bolt.
Install the timing sprocket and pinion gear with the groove side toward the front cover. Align the key grooves with the key on the crankshaft, then, drive into position.
Confirm the #1 piston is at top dead center, if not, turn the crankshaft so the key is turned toward the cylinder head side (#1 and #4 pistons at TDC).
Install the timing chain by aligning the mark plate on the chain with the mark on the crankshaft timing sprocket. The side of the chain with the mark plate is on the front side and the side of the chain with the most links between the mark plates is on the chain guide side.
Install the camshaft timing sprocket so the mark side of the sprocket faces forward and so the triangular mark aligns with the chain mark plate.
NOTE: Keep the timing chain engaged with the camshaft timing sprocket until the sprocket is installed on the camshaft.
Using a new gasket and sealant, install the front cover assembly.
Install the rocker arm cover and oil pan.
Refill the cooling system and the crankcase.
Connect the negative battery cable.
2.8L and 3.1L Engines
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Rotate the crankshaft to position the #1 cylinder at the top dead center of its compression stroke.
Remove the front cover.
Inspect the sprocket for chipped teeth and wear.
Inspect the timing chain for wear, if the chain can be pulled out more than 0.374 in. (9.5mm) from the damper, replace the chain.
Remove camshaft sprocket-to-camshaft bolts, the sprocket and the timing chain; if necessary, use a mallet to tap the sprocket from the camshaft.
Using a puller tool, pull the crankshaft sprocket from the crankshaft.
Using an installation tool and a hammer, drive the crankshaft sprocket onto the crankshaft; make sure the timing mark faces outward.
Using Molykote� or equivalent, lubricate the camshaft sprocket thrust surface and install the timing chain onto the sprocket.
While holding the camshaft sprocket and chain vertically, align the marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets.
Align the camshaft dowel with the camshaft sprocket hole. Install the camshaft sprocket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
Lubricate the timing chain with engine oil.
Install the front cover and crankshaft pulley.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Start the engine, then, check and/or adjust the timing.
how do i line up timing gears on 2.8 isuzu trooper
It's actually a timing belt and the recommended interval for replacement is every 50,000 miles.
You never need to replace the timing chain if the engin use timing chain(not timing belt).
it¨s a timing belt..
to change timing chain is pretty involved if you are not mechanically inclined take it to a mechanic. you need to remove radiator, water pump and anything else like alternator a/c pump etc to give you access to front of engine. then remove timing case cover remove timing gears and chain. replace with new ones at correct settings put engine back to ther now if your engine is an over head cam there are more instructions
How do you replace the timing chain on a 1994 mercury grand marquis
How to replace a 1985 Chev Suburban's timing chain
Timing chains are designed to last the life of the engine. So, replace the timing chain when the engine needs rebuilding.
The grand am does not have a timing belt it has a timing chain.
Your 3.2 liter V6 engine has a timing BELT
if its a chain^
The only fix for broken timing belt or chain is to replace it.
you don't need to replace the timing chain until it becomes noisy
The timing chain is designed to last the life of the engine.
normally you shouldn't have to replace a timing chain unless you've been horsebeating your vehicle
how do I replace timming chain on my nissan np 300 ka 20 motor
No need. Has a timing chain.
That engine has a timing chain.
when it breaks
There is no scheduled maintenance for the timing chain. It will normally last the life of the engine.
$1600 - $2300. The timing chain is not normally replaced unless it is broken.
Unless the chain has broken on you, you do not need to replace it.
how do you replace a timimng chain on a 2001 Nissan Sentra?????
The timing chain needs no maintenance. It is designed to last the life of the engine and is replace when the engine is rebuilt.