How do I tell if my timing chain broke without taking the motor apart
The only real way of telling this is to remove the timing chain cover but in order to do so u need to remove the water pump and fan plus harmonic balencer
You could look down the oil filler hole and watch a rocker arm to see if it is moving. Or if there is a distributor on it, take the cap off and see if the rotor moves, this is all done by cranking or rotating the engine.
True, I forgot about that I stand corrected my friend
Run a compression test. If all cylinders test low or zero, it's jumped timing. If you have a distributor, remove the distributor cap and have a helper crank the engine. If the distributor rotor doesn't turn, the timing chain has broken. HTH. -Jim
You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim
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