Timing chain slips

Tiny
BRANDON CORNELL
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  • 2015 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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My timing chain slips on left exhaust side?
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 2:42 PM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

Slips? Please explain.

You have a tensioner and a guide to keep it tight. What have you done so far?

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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I use the cloyes video but when I go to turn it over left bank exhaust cam spins like to much slack on the guide part of chain.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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Okay, then most likely the timing is way off on that side from either a failed guide or tensioner.

Most likely with this issue, you may have valve damage.

Does the engine run?

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 5:18 PM
Tiny
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Yes it runs. I cut it off when I heard it back fire.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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Probably going to buy the Cloyes timing chain and compression check it.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Keep us updated. I attached a YouTube video of the procedure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZyehWKDV-Y

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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Okay, I will.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 5:58 AM
Tiny
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Have a good day.

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 5:59 AM
Tiny
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Took it a loose today and it's a lot of slack on the secondary chain (brand new) exhaust phaser going down the guide. But the tensioner side stays tight. Could it be because I got it off Amazon for $140.00? But my Cloyes chain well be here Thursday.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 3:03 PM
Tiny
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You either have a guide or tensioner that is causing the slack. That is not normal.

Can you post some pictures?

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I will tomorrow.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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Sounds good.

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Slips on both sides.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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Think it's this chain:
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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Okay, is the tensioner fully extended?

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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Nope only only when there's slack to that side.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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The tensioner side is tight and the guide side is loose.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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Then vice versa.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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Is the tensioner fully extended? If it is, it will take up all the slack in the chain, not just on one side. Sounds like you have a bad tensioner.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 3:17 PM
Tiny
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Not strong enough to pull against the idler since its on crank and not enough to pull against cam but this me turning it over by hand so I think your right
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 4:35 PM

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