We had a snow storm, and my wife got the car stuck in front of the house. I got it out by rocking back and fourth between drive and reverse. She drove the car to work and home, every thing fine she said. Car sat for three days, next time she got in it it turns over butwouldnt start. Went through checking everything, and came down to being out of time. I have it apart down to the timeing chain. I lined up crank shaft mark with block mark. Guess I should tell you it is a 2.4L DOHC. Intake side lines up with hole for the bolt to hold the camshaft in place, but exhaust side is of. Chain looks fine but the top guide was broke in half but still in the groove. Would the top guide being broke couse it to jump time, and if so was this caused by the rockin to get it unstuck, and what is the chance of rod and valve damage?
Monday, February 26th, 2007 AT 6:39 PM