I have a 2000 grand am se engine 2.4l 4 cylinder, I was told that changing the timing chain would damage or bend your valves, is that true? Is the best option just to replace the engine?

Asked by Feb 21, 2014 at 07:14 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

10

No that's not true for sure, who told you that was trying to trip you off and get money. Take your car to a professional car technician and all you need is replacing the timing chain. good luck

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
4,425

NOT changing the timing chain could cause valve and rod damage if not repaired. By all means, replace the chain if it has slipped or broken. Still better than replacing your engine unless the rod or valve damage has already occurred.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Is it damaging to the motor if my timing chain needs to b replaced 1 answer

    I was told my car has an interference motor which could damage my engine if it's not repaired properly

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, broken timing chain, engine will not run 12 answers

    I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with a broken timing chain. My question is: how difficult will this be to fix and what other damage might have been caused to the engine when the chain broke? I was also...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Should I have my timing chain replaced? 12 answers

    I have a 2002 pontiac grand am se with a 2.2 ecotec and it has 118,000 miles on it. Great car, never had a single problem with it. I've recently fallen into a decent job and would like to start to c...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • interchanging 3.4 from 2000 grand am to 2003 grand am 26 answers

    Guy at the salvage yard told me I could only use a 3.4 from a 2003 alero or 2003 grand am to put into my 2003 grand am se with a shot motor. I have a 2000 grand am gt that has been rear ended that i h...

    2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • CRV Timing Chain? 95 answers

    Is there a problem with the Timing Chain/Belt on the Honda 2005 CRV?

    2005 Honda CR-V

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,323 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $799.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,490
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,580
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
22 Great Deals out of 2,922 listings starting at $879
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 789 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Impala
593 Great Deals out of 29,263 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
797 Great Deals out of 88,850 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
506 Great Deals out of 81,282 listings starting at $558
Used Pontiac Bonneville
522 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Accord
716 Great Deals out of 82,605 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Mustang
306 Great Deals out of 45,682 listings starting at $2,200
Used Nissan Altima
777 Great Deals out of 78,167 listings starting at $470
Used Chevrolet Camaro
142 Great Deals out of 35,645 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
877 Great Deals out of 91,807 listings starting at $1,300