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Old 07-08-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Timing Belt vs Timing Chain

While my 08 Vue was in for service at my regular mechanic, I asked for an estimate on replacing the timing belt so I could start to plan for it. He told me based on my VIN I have a chain instead of the belt and some of the 3.6L engines have belts and some have chains. Does this make sense?

I have a May 07 build (early 2008 Vue).

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Old 07-08-2016, 01:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Timing Belt vs Timing Chain

Rock auto shows 3.5 and 3.6 liter v6 engines, with both listing typical , chain related timing set components.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/s...2Bchain%2C5724

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Old 07-08-2016, 03:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Timing Belt vs Timing Chain

Thanks for the confirmation. This shop is really good and don't try to sell you something you don't need. If you need something, they go over the options available.

I am waiting to see which will come first - a rebuild of the 6T70 tranny or 10 years which is up next summer.

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Old 07-08-2016, 04:38 PM   #4
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I am waiting to see which will come first - a rebuild of the 6T70 tranny or 10 years which is up next summer.

Homer
If it's under warranty, you could, ahem , stress it a little now to hurry up the rebuild

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Old 07-08-2016, 06:59 PM   #5
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Now that I got the A/C recharged in the wife's 06 Vue, I can be a little more aggressive and drive with the flow of traffic around here. My 08 is the local vehicle, we use my wife's for longer trips. When we drive over to San Diego later on we will rent as we are picking up a new kitten to add to the family.

The TPMS on the 08 is also acting up. It comes on steady, then goes out for a while, comes back on, then out, all while driving along. Always steady, no flashing. All the tires, including the spare are correctly inflated. Does NOT correlate to any bumps in the road or such. Not a problem during the day, but at night, my eyes catch the light - carry over from my old flying days. Might have to resort to the business card fix which will require me to check the tires more often. OnStar reports all the pressures as good.

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