Symptoms of a Timing Chain in a Big Block Chevy?

Answer Chevrolet began producing its big block line of engines as an answer to the increasing competition among automakers as they increased the size and power of their automobiles. Debuting in 1965, the ... Read More »

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Worn Out Chevy Timing Chain Symptoms?

Timing chains connect an engine's pistons with the intake and exhaust valves. The intervals of opening and closing are very short -- from one-fifth of a second when idling to two hundredths of a se... Read More »

How to Check Timing Chain Wear on a Small Block Chevy?

As the timing chain in the small-block Chevy engine wears, it stretches and becomes unable to accurately control valve and ignition timing. The result is sluggish performance and frequent backfire ... 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 »

What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Timing Chain?

Timing chains are critical components in an automobile. According to Redline Motive, timing chains control a vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft, which allow the pistons and valves to fire and rotate... Read More »