We are trying to replace the timing chain on our vehicle because the engine quit running after making a lot of friction noise. We discovered that the plastic material on the top and side guides were totally worn out and the chain's tension-er was seized. When installing the new timing chain kit as per the Haynes Book's instructions we were able to align the two top camshaft sprockets so that the two sprocket pin holes could be filled with a drill bit to stop the two camshafts while the new chain's black links can be positioned at twelve o'clock of each camshaft sprocket; however, now I cannot align the bottom crankshaft sprocket with the twelve o'clock mark on the engine block. It is as if there is some kind of internal crankshaft blockage which prevents me from turning the crankshaft. I am able to reach approximately the 12:05 position instead. At this point I can not move the crankshaft counter-clockwise. Initially, when I tried this procedure I was able to reach the twelve o'clock position and I manually turned the crankshaft several complete turns. Then when I put everything back together I disconnected the fuel pump's relay and cranked the engine to test the pressure in the cylinder. Then I realized there was no pressure. I attempted to manually turn the crankshaft and discovered that I could not pass the twelve o'clock mark on the engine block. It was at this point when I discovered the crankshaft blockage. We would appreciate any one who could give us some advice on how to resolve this problem. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 AT 2:01 PM