Mechanics

SHOULD THERE BE ANY SLACK IN THE TOP TIMING CHAIN? MY TOP TIMING CHAIN GUIDE BROKE.

2003 Suzuki Aerio • 93,000 miles

I was driving along and heard a noise and when I pulled the dome cover off there was a broken timing chain guide laying down in the chain. This was the noise that I was hearing. It looks as if there is the slightest of slack in the top timing chain where the guide was broken from.
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Gene Brooks
January 8, 2012.




Almost unnoticeable amount of slack. You need to find a replacement guide. A junkyard is a good place to look.
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Rivermikerat
Jan 8, 2012.
Thanks for the help.I've been out of work for a year and was afraid that I was going to have to pull the engine aand thatas you know can become expensive. Again thanks,
Gene

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Gene Brooks
Jan 9, 2012.
My pleasure. Yes, it can be expensive. Even if you do it yourself.

Rivermikerat
Jan 9, 2012.

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