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Jaguar V6 Timing Chain Service

When a guide and tensioner fail, it induces timing chain slap that causes the chain to jump on the sprockets.

Understanding Audi’s Valve Lift System

The improved flow of exhaust gas to the turbocharger results in quick response and powerful torque buildup.

VIDEO: Timing Belts And Stop/Start Vehicles

Find out how the engine can kick back during stop/start operation. This video is sponsored by Litens.

VIDEO: Keep Everything Synchronized On A Timing Belt Replacement Job

Andrew Markel goes over three tips to keep the crank and camshaft aligned when replacing a timing belt. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

P0341 Code: Honda Accord Timing Chain

This month, we’ll be taking a look at a 2003 four-cylinder Accord that came in with a check engine light complaint, but no reports of driveability issues. It was due for a New York state inspection, so it had to be repaired. The code was persistent, setting itself consistently on the second startup.

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Honda Accord Timing Belt Replacement On 2.2- And 2.3-Liter Engines

These tips outline the belt replacement for the popular 2.2- and 2.3-liter Accord engines. The other Honda engines are similar, but don’t require the balance belt. They shouldn’t present any challenge to the experienced tech, but there are some things to keep in mind as you tackle these jobs.

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Hyundai 1.6-2.4L Tech Tip: Check The Weights On The Shafts Before Installing Belts

The addition of the balance belt won’t cause any problems as long as it’s timed correctly and the counterweights are in the proper position when the belts are installed. There are access holes in the block that allow you to insert a punch or screwdriver to ensure the weights are at the bottom of the shaft, but they are not always necessary.

Timing Belt Installation On Jeep’s 2.4L PowerTech Engine

Recommended timing belt replacement for the PowerTech 2.4L engine used in the Jeep Liberty/Wrangler is 120,000 miles. So, if you are seeing some of these vehicles in your shop with that kind of mileage, it might be a good idea to talk to your customer on scheduling a timing belt replacement.

Pulling Codes: The Variables Of Cam Timing – No Code Analysis

Carlton Banks investigates a no-code analysis for a variable cam timing (VCT) system issue involving multiple misfires. The subject vehicle is a 2005 Ford F-150 Super Duty and has a 5.4L engine with three valves per cylinder. The engine starts and runs; the idle quality is very poor; and cylinders 2, 3 and 4 have misfire activity.

Tech Tip: Honda Civic 1.7L 2001-2005 Tensioner Spring Installation

When installing a GTKWP312 kit on a 2001-2005 Civic 1.7L, it’s crucial that the tensioner spring be installed correctly onto the tensioner. If it’s improperly installed, the open end of the spring hook can catch on the timing belt, possibly leading to severe engine damage.

Honda Timing Belts: The First Step In Replacement Is Selling The Job

Bob Dowie, owner of Village Auto, Chester, NY, says that the first step in timing belt replacment is selling the job. While most customers know they need to be

Timing Belt Replacement on Jeep’s 2.4L PowerTech Engine

In its short life, the engine was available in the 2002-’06 Jeep Liberty (first generation), as well as the 2004-’06 Jeep Wrangler, but was discontinued when Jeep introduced the Compass and Patriot small crossovers.