Monday, April 9, 2012

Timing Chain Removal for Equinox and Torrent?

The complete timing chain replacing procedure for Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent car models.

In this chapter details are provided to replace Timing Chain & Sprockets with complete step by step instruions and diagrams:-----

  1. Remove the timing chain front cover.
  2. Remove the camshaft sprocket bolt.
  3. Remove the camshaft sprocket and timing chain. 

    Fig. Removing the camshaft sprocket bolt, timing chain and camshaft sprocket-3.4L Engine
  4. Remove the crankshaft sprocket. 

    Fig. Removing the crankshaft sprocket-3.4L Engine
  5. Remove the timing chain dampener bolts.
  6. Remove the timing chain dampener. 

    Fig. Removing the timing chain dampener-3.4L Engine
To install:
Fig. Aligning the timing marks when installing the timing chain-3.4L Engine
  1. Install the crankshaft sprocket.
  2. Apply prelube GM P/N 12345501 (Canadian P/N 992704) or the equivalent to the crankshaft sprocket thrust surface.
  3. Install the timing chain dampener.
  4. Install the timing chain dampener bolts. Tighten the bolt to 21 Nm (15 ft. lbs.).
  5. Align the crankshaft timing mark to the timing mark on the bottom of the timing chain dampener.
  6. Hold the camshaft sprocket with the timing chain hanging down and install the timing chain to the crankshaft gear.
  7. Align the timing mark on the camshaft gear with the timing mark on top of the timing chain dampener.
  8. Align the dowel in the camshaft with the dowel hole in the camshaft sprocket.
  9. Draw the camshaft sprocket onto the camshaft using the mounting bolt.
  10. Coat the crankshaft and camshaft sprocket with engine oil. Tighten the bolt to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
  11. Install the timing chain front cover.

These details will help.


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