Timing chain jumped, and engine needs replacing per the dealership

10

Asked by Jul 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM about the 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Main seal went out @98000 miles. Dealer replaced it and said there would
be no additional problems from loosing oil. Now the timing chain went bad
and I am told that I need a new engine. Could the drop in oil pressure
affect the Timing chain in any way? My understanding is that the timing
chain tensioner is oil pressure activated and the loss of oil pressure would
mess up the timing...the car is a 2012 Chevy Captiva, 4cy.

5 Answers

241,945

get a second opinion other than the dealership.

10

Unfortunately, they don't diagnose for free, I already owe the dealer $350, plus $100 for the tow in. I am stuck for now, either tow the car home and park it and keep paying for it. Or if I am lucky, maybe they will fix it since they didn't do their due diligence when they replaced that main seal.

67,405

Check your warranty booklet. I believe you're still under the new car powertrain warranty for 6 years or 100,000 miles from the day the vehicle was first placed into service. Whether or not you bought it brand new! HTH. -Jim

10

sadly, I am now at 106k. Dealer told me in Jan, when I picked it up for the main seal repair that there wouldn't be any residual issues. I asked them about it. because I lost oil going down the highway, and wasn't sure how it may affect the engine. The dealer said don't worry, GM stands behind its cars, I asked for something in writing, but they wouldn't give it for obvious reasons.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
67,405

Well that really stinks!! I'm very sorry to hear that!! -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Timing chain jumped, and engine needs replacing per the dealership 5 answers

    Main seal went out @98000 miles. Dealer replaced it and said there would be no additional problems from loosing oil. Now the timing chain went bad and I am told that I need a new engine. Could the d...

    2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dealership Replaced Timing Chain and now my car won't start. 1 answer

    I had my timing chain replaced last week and today when I went to leave for work my car would not start. Got someone to jump me and was able to get to work. Now 7 hours later, I went to leave from w...

    2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • About the temperature of my truck 1 answer

    I just got my truck today and I notice the the temperature went pass 220 tell me what you think is going on please??? Thanks

    2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • disconnecting the Odometer on 2015 Chevy Captive 6 answers

    We have added a tow package to our new Captive but on our first tow, even though we removed the fuse we were told take out, our car is still racking up miles...how can we stop this when we tow her b...

    2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is there a special oil filter wrench for the captiva 3 answers

    The oil filter is located right next to the exhaust pipe and in between an AC line that makes it ridiculously hard to remove!

    Chevrolet Captiva Sport

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Captiva Sport

Looking for a Used Captiva Sport in your area?

CarGurus has 1,547 nationwide Captiva Sport listings starting at $5,345.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Captiva Sport Questions

Chevrolet Captiva Sport Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 80
#1 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 80
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,069 Great Deals out of 78,356 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,764 Great Deals out of 181,202 listings starting at $250
Used Ford Escape
1,430 Great Deals out of 90,838 listings starting at $900
Used Honda CR-V
920 Great Deals out of 59,346 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,060 Great Deals out of 77,908 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Cruze
1,017 Great Deals out of 75,560 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Trax
115 Great Deals out of 16,131 listings starting at $10,890
Used Nissan Rogue
487 Great Deals out of 69,991 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Traverse
576 Great Deals out of 45,810 listings starting at $3,988
Used Toyota RAV4
890 Great Deals out of 67,125 listings starting at $1,990
Used Kia Sportage
253 Great Deals out of 19,034 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Edge
709 Great Deals out of 50,210 listings starting at $1,933
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Tucson
236 Great Deals out of 27,941 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
9 listings starting at $11,900
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
16 listings starting at $7,995
2013 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
12 listings starting at $7,988
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS For Sale
14 listings starting at $5,995

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.