Replaced timing chain and gears on my 1990 chevy cheyenne v6 cuz dad said 'timing chain is out'. it seemed kinda loose too. The new one is the same way and it still wont start.Can i tighten the chain?

Asked by Oct 13, 2015 at 08:41 PM about the 1990 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Extended Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

67,365

Run a compression test to see if your valve timing is off far enough that it won't run. If all cylinders test low or zero it is. If you have good compression, check your ignition timing, check for spark, and see if it'll run a few seconds if you spray starting fluid down the throttle body. A timing chain is considered sloppy if you can move the crankshaft pully more than 4 degrees before the rotor in the distributor begins to turn. HTH. -Jim

18,505

One side of the chain is tight and the other is typically loose. These things can usually go over 200k miles and still be in decent shape

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet C/K 1500 Questions

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 3,420
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,530
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 2,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
761 Great Deals out of 69,110 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford F-150
2,068 Great Deals out of 207,301 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet C/K 2500
220 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,311 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,183 listings starting at $369
Used Chevrolet C/K 3500
238 listings starting at $4,797

Used Cars For Sale

1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 For Sale
165 listings starting at $3,290
1996 Chevrolet C/K 1500 For Sale
100 listings starting at $3,699
1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 For Sale
95 listings starting at $4,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.