Timing Chain : The timing chain is used to connect the camshaft(s) to the crankshaft and or the camshafts together on dual overhead cam engines. Either way, the timing chain is a major component required by the engine to keep the timing in sync. A typical chain setup will have parts like timing sprockets, a timing chain tensioner, timing cover and timing guides. These chains are not repairable only replaceable.
If you have a timing chain problem, you usually get a warning sign. Typical warning signs will include strange sounds from the engine that just do not sound right. Chains make a “whirring” or “clicking” sound when they have a problem. Ignoring these sounds can lead up to the chain jumping, stretching or breaking. If the chain jumps or breaks, engine damage usually occurs such as bending of the valves in the cylinder head if not breaking of the valves. Allowing the chain to break usually requires engine rebuilding or replacement to repair.
Preventive measures can help save your engine and your wallet. If the manufacturer recommends changing the timing chain at a set mileage, you should follow the advice. Do not ignore oil pressure problems or sounds from the engine, have them repaired asap. Only let a professional auto mechanic with the right expertise perform timing chain replacements to avoid having major repercussions if the chain is improperly installed or replaced.
If you have an internal engine problem, oil pressure problem or any types of timing chain problems, bring your car in to Guy’s Automotive. Do not wait and allow the chain to break, get it fixed promptly. Guy’s Automotive has experienced auto mechanics that can checkout, repair and or replace any types of timing chain related problems. Feel free to explore the Guy’s Automotive website for more information on the repairs performed at Guy’s Automotive.