If timing chain is broken

Asked by Aug 07, 2012 at 05:52 PM about the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My distributor will not rotate, so does that mean that my distributor drive gear, is broken.  Would the timing chain have something to do with it not turning

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If your timing chain is broken the the crank and cam are no longer connected so the timing gear for the distributer on the cam will not rotate

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Thank you so much, the answer I removed the harmonic balance and found the gear broken, what causes it to break

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It could be fatigue from old age and wear or a multitude of other things I would suggest what they call a noisey gear set if one is available for your application as it replaces the chain with a few extra gears and is less prone to fasilure in my experience

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