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Old 03-23-2010, 01:55 PM
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Default 3.0 timing chain

Can you tell if you need a new timing chain before its too late?

I was just thinking about it, because I have no idea when it was last changed.

About how much would it cost to do at a shop? (not even going to attempt to do it)
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Default Re: 3.0 timing chain

bump?
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Default Re: 3.0 timing chain

well if its noisy, you can also tell by checking the slack in it, or by changing it at 150,000 miles, its probably fine
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Default Re: 3.0 timing chain

Its the cam synchronizer that you need to worry about, if it chirps, fix now, or you'll seize your motor
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Default Re: 3.0 timing chain

I have 235,000 miles, a tad past 150,000. I got it at 205K, and no idea on the work that was done on it before.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 timing chain

shop will probably charge you an arm and a leg and probably a kidney to do it.. really isnt to bad of a job if you take your time and do it the right way.
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