why is the brand new timing chain so loose on my dodge

Asked by Nov 17, 2012 at 01:23 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just replaced my timing chain on my 96 dodge ram 1500 and it is looser then the old one i had on it.. why? gettin really frustrated with this repair

4 Answers

102,815

Wrong chain or tensioner/idler is not adjusted/bad or incorrect installation path.

how do i fix it?

2,085

Count the inner teeth on both chains to see if they have the same number of links.

13,365

That is unusual that the timing chain is worn enough to need replacing. To check chain lay it on top of the other one to check size.

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