Mechanics

TIMING CHAIN

1998 Pontiac Grand Am

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

we recently have rebuilt a 2.4 engine and were wondering about how to install the timing chain and set the timing on it.
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Girlmechanic84
November 22, 2009.



Put the engine no.1 piston on compression stroke/TDC align crank pulley to 0/TDC markings then set all the markings as you see below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_timing_chain_7.jpg


Rasmataz
Nov 22, 2009.
Would u be able to give me that diagram again so I can see the bottom of it please and thank u

Tiny
Girlmechanic84
Nov 22, 2009.
There's nothing to see below that-just put the crank gear dot in position at 12 O clock as you see it-You'll be okay-

Rasmataz
Nov 22, 2009.
Ok thanks alot for your help, im still in training yet. My husband is the fixer upper, and he was just training me when we ran in this problem so I dont know much about this part of the engine, my expertise in more in car body work which I am training him in

Tiny
Girlmechanic84
Nov 22, 2009.
Maybe someday when you master body/fender come work with us as a moderator.

Rasmataz
Nov 22, 2009.
I wish u were serious about that, I finish my course in january, and jobs here for women are hard to come by. Most men have to much pride for a woman to work at their cars but I wanted the course because I love the design and details of a car

Tiny
Girlmechanic84
Nov 22, 2009.
You know how to shoot at a car with a paint let me know and I'll see what I can do I sure need lessons on it myself, getting old and rusty with a spray can just call the shot when you're done. Don't be surprise if am your 1st customer to ask question.

Good Luck

Rasmataz
Nov 22, 2009.