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timing chains

gambling209

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going to look at a 2000 ls. owner said timing chain is messed up. car has right at 100k miles and is in good shape. question is, if motor is not broken from bad chain. is there a prefered chain setup to buy and where from? car is cheap and everything is suppose to work. anything I should look for? thoughts?
 

Slick Fan

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Is this car a V6 or V8?
Unfortunately, I don't have any experience doing timing chains on either engine, so I'm not much help there. I've done timing chains on the 4.6 engines, and have found the Cloyes brand to be good quality sets. I buy mine from Rock Auto.

Welcome to the forum! :)
 

gambling209

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well I bought a different car. for 500 more dollars it runs and everything works. now a new question. it is a v6 car. the tranny shifts like it has a shift kit in it. I think something is not exactly right. read somewhere that a sensor on the timing chain setup can cause funny shifts. any knowledge?
 

Slick Fan

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Well, make sure the fluid is where it's supposed to be on the stick. If it's low, that can cause erratic shifts. Also smell the fluid, for a burnt smell. You may want to have a transmission shop look at it, for a better opinion.
 

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