One way to tell if the timing chain is broken on your Nissan Altima is to see if it will start. If it starts, it is not the timing chain. You can also remove the distributor cap, have someone step on the gas while you watch the engine. If the rotor moves, it is not the timing chain.
The only fix for broken timing belt or chain is to replace it.
Take the valve cover off of one bank of cylinders, have someone turn the engine over, and watch to see if the cam is turning. If not, the timing chain or belt is broken.
$1600 - $2300. The timing chain is not normally replaced unless it is broken.
Timing chain or belt is broken
With a broken chain the engine won't run at all.
Usually that is a sign of a broken timing belt or timing chain.
broken timing belt or chain....
i have a 2006 grande punto that timing chain snapped at 72000 miles
I am almost certain that the timing chain should last throught the life of the Explorer.
Highly doubtful, the engine has a timing chain and the ignition relies on a crank sensor for timing. But if the chain did jump you could probably tell by doing a compression test.
Unless the chain has broken on you, you do not need to replace it.
It uses a timing chain
You can tell a timing chain is bad when your engine makes a sharp washboard-like sound that increases in intensity when the engine's RPMs increase.
A timing chain, that needs to be replaced, can cause your engine to run rough and lose power. A broken timing chain can cause significant engine damage.
The chain will become noisy and you may experience poor performance.
No, it has a timing chain.No, it has a timing chain.
Why are you wanting to change the timing chain? You do not need to change it unless it has broken or is making noise. There is no scheduled maintenance on a timing chain as there is on a timing belt.
On an interference engine it can damage the valves, heads, and pistons.
The best time to replace a 2004 Chevy Venture timing chain is when it becomes weak or broken. It is not something that needs replaced routinely.
The roll pin in the distributor drive gear may be broken. Remove distributor and check. Camshaft broken, But not very common in stock engines. Timing chain broken. Not common either. Cam gear on the timing gear may be striped off/teeth gone. Check timing chain.
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its a timing chain