Timing chain replacement

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  • 2007 SATURN OUTLOOK
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  • 185,000 MILES
Timing chain replacement guide needed. Engine is a 3.6L.
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Here are the directions for both the primary and secondary chains. The attached pictures correlate with the directions.

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2007 Saturn Truck Outlook V6-3.6L
Primary Camshaft Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Chain Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Primary Camshaft Drive Chain and Sprockets Replacement
PRIMARY CAMSHAFT DRIVE CHAIN AND SPROCKETS REPLACEMENT
PRIMARY CAMSHAFT DRIVE CHAIN AND SPROCKETS REPLACEMENT

Tools Required: EN 46111 Crankshaft Rotation Socket

Removal Procedure
1. Remove the engine front cover. See: Timing Cover > Removal and Replacement > Engine Front Cover Replacement

2. Remove the spark plugs in order to ease crankshaft/engine rotation. See: Spark Plug > Removal and Replacement

3. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 16. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Removal - Right Side

4. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 17. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Removal - Right Side

5. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 18. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Removal - Right Side

6. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 19. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Removal - Right Side

7. Remove the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 20. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Removal

8. Remove the primary camshaft drive chain upper guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 21. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Removal - Upper

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9. Remove the primary camshaft timing chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 23. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Removal

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10. Remove the crankshaft sprocket from the nose of the crankshaft.

Installation Procedure
1. Ensure the secondary timing chain is in the stage 1 timing position. See: Timing Component Alignment Marks > Components

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2. Ensure the crankshaft sprocket is installed with the timing mark (1) visible.

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3. Install the crankshaft sprocket on to the nose of the crankshaft.

4. Align the notch in the crankshaft sprocket with the pin in the crankshaft.

5. Slide the crankshaft sprocket on the crankshaft nose until the crankshaft sprocket contacts the step in the crankshaft.

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6. Ensure the crankshaft is in the stage one timing position with the crankshaft sprocket timing mark (1) aligned to the stage one timing mark on the oil pump cover (2) using the EN 46111. See: Timing Component Alignment Marks > Components

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7. Install the primary camshaft timing chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 114. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Installation

8. Install the primary upper camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 116. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Installation - Upper

9. Install the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 117. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Installation

10. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 118. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Installation - Right Side

11. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 119. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Installation - Right Side

12. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 120. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Installation - Right Side

13. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 121. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Installation - Right Side

14. Install the spark plugs. See: Spark Plug > Removal and Replacement

15. Install the engine front cover. See: Timing Cover > Removal and Replacement > Engine Front Cover Replacement

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2007 Saturn Truck Outlook V6-3.6L
Secondary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Replacement - Left
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Chain Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Secondary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Replacement - Left
SECONDARY CAMSHAFT INTERMEDIATE DRIVE CHAIN REPLACEMENT - LEFT
SECONDARY CAMSHAFT INTERMEDIATE DRIVE CHAIN REPLACEMENT - LEFT

Removal Procedure
1. Remove the engine front cover. See: Timing Cover > Removal and Replacement > Engine Front Cover Replacement

2. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 16. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Removal - Right Side

3. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 17. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Removal - Right Side

4. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 18. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Removal - Right Side

5. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 19. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Removal - Right Side

6. Remove the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 20. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Removal

7. Remove the primary upper camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 21. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Removal - Upper

8. Remove the primary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 23. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Removal

9. Remove the right bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler. See: Engine > Overhaul > 24. Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Idler Removal - Right Side

10. Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 25. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Removal - Left Side

11. Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 26. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Removal - Left Side

12. Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 27. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Removal - Left Side

13. Remove the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler. See: Engine > Overhaul > 29. Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Idler Removal - Left Side

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14. Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 28. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Removal - Left Side

15. Clean and inspect all of the camshaft timing drive components. Replace components as necessary. See: Engine > Overhaul > 64. Camshaft Timing Drive Components Cleaning and Inspection

Installation Procedure

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1. Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 109. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Installation - Left Side

2. Install the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler. See: Engine > Overhaul > 108. Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Idler Installation - Left Side

3. Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 110. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Installation - Left Side

4. Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 111. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Installation - Left Side

5. Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 112. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Installation - Left Side

6. Install the right bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler. See: Engine > Overhaul > 113. Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Idler Installation - Right Side

7. Install the primary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 114. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Installation

8. Install the primary upper camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 116. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Installation - Upper

9. Install the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 117. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Installation

10. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 118. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Installation - Right Side

11. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 119. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Installation - Right Side

12. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 120. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Installation - Right Side

13. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 121. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Installation - Right Side

14. Install the engine front cover. See: Timing Cover > Removal and Replacement > Engine Front Cover Replacement

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2007 Saturn Truck Outlook V6-3.6L
Secondary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Replacement - Right
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Chain Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Secondary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Replacement - Right
SECONDARY CAMSHAFT INTERMEDIATE DRIVE CHAIN REPLACEMENT - RIGHT
SECONDARY CAMSHAFT INTERMEDIATE DRIVE CHAIN REPLACEMENT - RIGHT SIDE

Removal Procedure
1. Remove the engine front cover. See: Timing Cover > Removal and Replacement > Engine Front Cover Replacement

2. Remove the spark plugs in order to ease crankshaft/engine rotation. See: Spark Plug > Removal and Replacement

3. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 16. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Removal - Right Side

4. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 17. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Removal - Right Side

5. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 18. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Removal - Right Side

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6. Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 19. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Removal - Right Side

Installation Procedure

1. Ensure the stage 1 camshaft timing is correct. See: Timing Component Alignment Marks > Components

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2. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain. See: Engine > Overhaul > 118. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Installation - Right Side

3. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide. See: Engine > Overhaul > 119. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Guide Installation - Right Side

4. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe. See: Engine > Overhaul > 120. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Shoe Installation - Right Side

5. Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner. See: Engine > Overhaul > 121. Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Tensioner Installation - Right Side

6. Install the spark plugs. See: Spark Plug > Removal and Replacement

7. Install the engine front cover. See: Timing Cover > Removal and Replacement > Engine Front Cover Replacement

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Timing marks: Stage 1

2007 Saturn Truck Outlook V6-3.6L
Stage One
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Component Alignment Marks Locations Components Timing Chain Alignment Diagram - Fourth Design Stage One
STAGE ONE
STAGE ONE

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1. Left Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Mark - Circle
2. Left Intake Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
3. Left Exhaust Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
4. Left Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Mark - Circle
5. Left Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain
6. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Timing Link for the Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
7. Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Mark for the Primary Camshaft Drive Chain
8. Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
9. Left Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link for the Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket, behind hole in sprocket
10. Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Window for the Left Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
11. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain
12. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Timing Link for the Crankshaft Sprocket
13. Crankshaft Sprocket Timing Mark
14. Crankshaft Sprocket
15. Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
16. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Timing Link for the Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
17. Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Mark

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Stage 2

2007 Saturn Truck Outlook V6-3.6L
Stage Two
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Component Alignment Marks Locations Components Timing Chain Alignment Diagram - Fourth Design Stage Two
STAGE TWO
STAGE TWO

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1. Left Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Mark - Circle
2. Left Intake Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
3. Left Exhaust Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
4. Left Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Mark - Circle
5. Left Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain
6. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Timing Link for the Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
7. Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Mark for the Primary Camshaft Drive Chain
8. Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
9. Left Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link for the Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket, behind hole in sprocket
10. Left Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Window
11. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain
12. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Timing Link for the Crankshaft Sprocket
13. Crankshaft Sprocket Timing Mark
14. Crankshaft Sprocket
15. Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
16. Primary Camshaft Drive Chain Timing Link for the Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
17. Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Mark for the Primary Camshaft Drive Chain
18. Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket Timing Mark/Window for the Right Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain
19. Right Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link for the Right Primary Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Sprocket
20. Right Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain
21. Right Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Mark - Triangle
22. Right Exhaust Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
23. Right Intake Secondary Camshaft Timing Drive Chain Timing Link
24. Right Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Mark - Triangle

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2007 Saturn Truck Outlook V6-3.6L
Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Marks
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Timing Components Timing Component Alignment Marks Locations Components Timing Chain Alignment Diagram - Fourth Design Camshaft Position Actuator Timing Marks
CAMSHAFT POSITION ACTUATOR TIMING MARKS
CAMSHAFT POSITION ACTUATOR TIMING MARKS

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1. Right Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Identifier
2. Right Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Right Side Timing Mark - Triangle
3. Left Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Left Side Timing Mark - Circle
4. Left Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Identifier
5. Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Identifier
6. Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Right Side Timing Mark - Triangle
7. Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Left Side Timing Mark - Circle

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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