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Timing chain noise 2005 cavalier 2.2 ecotec

The timing chain on my 2005 cavalier 2.2 ecotec is ratteling against a guide. Does it just need a timing chain set or are the camshafts going to need to be replaced?Or is something else causing it all together?

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Just the guide is probably making the noise. So either a new guide or a new chain. I would start with guide first, unless chain looks loose or cruddy

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

  • Michael Siefers Aug 17, 2014

    There is also a timing chain tensioner on the back side of the engine against the firewall, above the water pump

    Its a large socket to get it out, i want to say like 1 1/4" but i may be wrong

    It may be possible to change that though and be ok unless the chain is worn too much

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