Chevy Equinox timing chain broke at 50,000 miles

Asked by Jan 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM about the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How am I supposed to know if a Chevy Equinox
timing chains going to break if you don't check it

12 Answers


You can't check the belt, that's why they say it should be changed at anywhere from 50 to 75 thousand miles. Some do last past that point, but yours did not and it should have...


I'm sorry, it's NOT a timing BELT, it's a chain..... Generally, you can check a belt but NOT a timing chain.... Here's another prime example of WHY people purchase ASIAN cars!


What size engine is this?


Unfortunately, I think due to the passage of time, you're out of luck on this, BUT, it wasn't just Subaru cars that had oil burning issues in the period from 2011 forward..... Again, the timing belt is supposed to last the LIFETIME of the car! Now, you're going to have to tear apart the engine to replace this critical component....My advice, get rid of the car!


See this link a while ago... Again, this is DISGRACEFUL.

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Trying to start something there Markw1952? Every single vehicle made has a problem of some sort.

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Not Subaru's ;)



Subarus have problems? IMAGINE THAT!


Of course Subaru cars have problems like other cars, but tell me .. How often have you heard about Subaru cars that broke their timing chains....? A broken timing chain is a huge problem.


AND, if you do hear about a broken timing chain on a Subaru, it's not at 50,000 miles!!!!


I have never heard of a timing chain breaking to begin with. The timing chain is just a part that failed because it got threw manufacturing QC checks. Not like GM makes this part, this would be supplied by a sub contractor. A broke timing chain probably is 1 in a million.

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