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

  • Tiny
  • Gene Brooks
  • 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.

Sunday, January 8th, 2012 AT 12:47 AM

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  • rivermikerat
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Almost unnoticeable amount of slack. You need to find a replacement guide. A junkyard is a good place to look.

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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 AT 12:54 AM
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  • Gene Brooks
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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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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 5:59 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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My pleasure. Yes, it can be expensive. Even if you do it yourself.

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 8:56 PM

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