Mechanics

TIMING CHAIN NOT TIMING BELT

2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

You answered a question about when to change the
timing CHAIN on a 2002 pontiac 4 cyl. YOUR answer
was WRONG ! You said it has a timing BELT. I know
my car has a timing CHAIN. Maybe you EXPERTS better do some more research. I guess you get
what tou pay for.
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Jhayes55
October 30, 2009.



Our apologies for the incorrect answer.

We all answer many questions per day, and like all humans, we make mistakes, again I apologize on behalf of all of us.

To answer your original question, there is no specific mile or time period to replace a timing chain, having said that, I would certainly inspect the chain every year. Look for abnormal wear on teeth or links that are deformed, also inspect chain for any debris from guides.

If you did the work yourself, it is far cheaper to replace the chain than the engine.

Mmprince4000
Oct 31, 2009.