How to Tell if a Timing Chain is Broken?

Answer A key component of your vehicle's engine is the timing chain or belt. The function of the chain is essentially to keep the engine running by allowing the the exhaust and intake valves to open and c... Read More »

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How to Replace a Broken Timing Chain?

The timing chain of an automobile drives the camshaft of an internal combustion engine in an automobile. Over time, it can become stretched and worn. This can cause the engine to backfire or malfun... Read More »

Symptoms of a Broken Timing Chain?

There are two main types of connections used in automobile engines to synchronize the operation of the valve train with the rotation of the crankshaft. Smaller import vehicles tend to use rubber an... Read More »

Signs of a Broken Timing Chain?

A broken timing chain is a serious mechanical issue for an automobile. Signs of a broken or damaged chain can range from diminished fuel economy and rough acceleration to extensive engine damage re... Read More »

Does the 1999 Chevy Prizm have a timing belt or timing chain?

The 1999 Chevy Prizm does have a timing chain (not a timing belt). Generally, timing chains last longer than timing belts. The timing belt needs to be checked out at least every five years and it n... Read More »