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    How HARD is it to replace? I did a compression test and CLT in class the other day (Compression was around 205, and CLT had less than 7% on all cylinders WOOT! 154,500 on her too.) Well while doing so I was was listening for sounds just as I heard and well the timing chain is making noise. I took the long screwdriver gimmick and listened. My insrtuctor said it needed to be changed (I agree as well). What you guys think? Do I need to drop the engine or what?
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    I did Frank's in the car, wasn't all that hard actually. biggest bitch was the power steering assembly bolts. other than that I think you can handle it in the car.
    -Vinny

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Schizzo97SC2
      I did Frank's in the car, wasn't all that hard actually. biggest bitch was the power steering assembly bolts. other than that I think you can handle it in the car.
      yeah, same here... I did mine in car...

      Sumtimes you gotta jack the engine up and down to reach certain bolts, but it can be done

      Good Luck
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ProjectSW1
        Originally posted by Schizzo97SC2
        I did Frank's in the car, wasn't all that hard actually. biggest bitch was the power steering assembly bolts. other than that I think you can handle it in the car.
        yeah, same here... I did mine in car...

        Sumtimes you gotta jack the engine up and down to reach certain bolts, but it can be done

        Good Luck
        biggest pain to me, was sliding the timing assembly cover in the space between the engine at the chassis, by where the top mount is. That was hard because it kept banging and shit.

        and let me tell you, power steering bracket bolts hold everything on that car lol

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HighEnd777
          biggest pain to me, was sliding the timing assembly cover in the space between the engine at the chassis, by where the top mount is. That was hard because it kept banging and shit.
          that and the gah damn Idler pulley
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          • #6
            Crank Positioning Seonsor (SP) is a toughy too aint it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Saturn_06
              Crank Positioning Seonsor (SP) is a toughy too aint it?
              not really, it's behind the engine, you can get it pretty easily from under the car, same with the knock sensor

              neither of those have anything to do with the timing assembly though
              -Vinny

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HighEnd777
                biggest pain to me, was sliding the timing assembly cover in the space between the engine at the chassis, by where the top mount is. That was hard because it kept banging and shit.

                and let me tell you, power steering bracket bolts hold everything on that car lol
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                • #9
                  I can't add much except to agree with everybody. I have done it while in the car and using a floorjack to raise/lower the engine (while the TAM is off) makes it ALOT easier to get to all of the related bolts and remove the timing chain cover.

                  Power steering assembly is alot of fun lol. Also, don't forget when you remove all the outer timing cover bolts and the four that connect to the oil pan, that there is one or two (depending on your year) in the center of the cover, alot of people forget about them and start trying to pry the cover off. Don't forget them!!

                  Having the car on a lift makes it real nice but if you at least have a floor jack to move the engine, it's not too hard.
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                  • #10
                    baby shit,period
                    MAKE EM FAST,BREAK EM FAST
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by N20SATURN
                      baby shit,period
                      oh be quiet, atleast we dont seize spider gears with the way we drive.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HighEnd777
                        Originally posted by N20SATURN
                        baby shit,period
                        oh be quiet, atleast we dont seize spider gears with the way we drive.
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                        • #13
                          yeah that s pretty funny right there

                          but seriously
                          i just finished an overhaul on a 95 sw2
                          the timing component part was pretty easy
                          i had the car jacked up so the tires were about 6" off the ground and if you use a prybar under the lower engine mount you can cram a 2" x 2" block of wood in there and it holds the engine in a perfect spot where you dont need to move it untill you put the tam back in
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HighEnd777
                            Originally posted by N20SATURN
                            baby shit,period
                            oh be quiet, atleast we dont seize spider gears with the way we drive.
                            yeah it was the way i drive [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif[/img]
                            MAKE EM FAST,BREAK EM FAST
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