Timing chain

Asked by GuruL2P2Q Apr 25, 2019 at 12:05 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So i spent all this money to fix my 3.1 v6
chevy lumina and then the chain skiped i
bought a new one but the more iread i get
the feeling that if my timing chain broke then
i shouldve just scraped it unless i want to fix
valves is thetr a chance i didnt bend valves
or broke rod

1 Answer

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Timing chains don't usually break, but parts associated with them, like tensioner, guide, or sprocket, break or go out of adjustment. If your chain is OK, which I believe, you might have jumped a tooth and you might just need a new tensioner. This is especially true if the engine still runs, but rough. Access the chain and see. Then remove the sparkplugs and scope the cylinders/pistons.

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