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Asked by Jun 29, 2017 at 06:30 AM about the 1969 Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was told I need a new timing chain. I started my
car and a mechanic said with a new timing chain
my car would crank a lot quicker. Is this the case or
is it a bad alternator or another component that
deals with the charge to the car? The alt is new and
battery is as well

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Did your mechanic check the car over or just guess? I'd get a second opinion. Could be the fuel system.

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If your car is cranking and cranking without catching right away, I would check a number of things, namely fuel delivery as Tom suggested, or spark and timing.

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Ok thanks guys for the advice. My mechanic heard me crank it and I guess the sound or the way it was trying to turn over, he made that suggestion. I was curious because I haven't did much to my motor besides change the oil and it has right at 40k on it.

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