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Old 10-19-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Replaced Timing Chain Can Won't Start

We replaced the timing chain in our 1999 SC2 (twin cam) and were very careful not to move the top or botom sprockets. When we tried to start the car after re-assembly, it tried to start, but would not. I check for spark, it was good. Removed two plugs, very dry, so added some gas directly into the engine, again nothing. Waited 5 minutes tried again, weak sign of firing, but nothing. Seems one of the cams is off, but not sure. I'm very good with small block chevy's and pontiac's, but this is the first real work done on a saturn.

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Replaced Timing Chain Can Won't Start

Do the marks line up if cylinder one is at TDC? If you can get cyl 1 to TDC and snap a photo of the sprockets (both cams and the crank), perhaps others can point out which one(s) is/are out of whack?

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: Replaced Timing Chain Can Won't Start

Were you replacing for preventative reasons, or did the timing chain break?

As long as you lined up the marks, it should be fine...

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Old 10-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #4
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Preventative measure

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