Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How do you change the Timing Chain on a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT?

My car stopped working because of this and now my boyfriend is going to fix it, but isn't sure how to. Help please! I need this car fixed in about 2-3 weeks..How do you change the Timing Chain on a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT?Raise and support the front of the vehicle. Using the appropriate sockets, remove the right front wheel and inner fender shield. Remove the lower splash shield and the accessory drive belts. Remove the power-steering pump, but leave the lines connected. Move the power-steering pump out of the way. Remove the power-steering pump bracket and belt tensioner. Remove the timing belt covers and the crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley.

Turn the crankshaft clockwise until the timing mark on the crank sprocket lines up with the mark on the block. Loosen the water-pump bolts. Turn the pump counterclockwise to release the tension. Remove the timing belt.

Double-check the timing marks to make sure they are aligned. The crankshaft sprocket mark should be lined up with the mark on the block, and the camshaft sprocket mark should be straight up and aligned with the mark on the rear timing belt cover.

Install the timing belt starting on the right side and work counterclockwise, keeping the tension on the non-tensioned side.

Turn the water pump clockwise until the tensioner arm makes contact with the high-torque stop. Turn the crankshaft two turns clockwise and line up the timing marks again. Turn the water pump counterclockwise until the holes in the pointer line up. Torque the water pump bolts to 18 foot-pounds of torque.

Install all components in reverse order of removal and torque the crankshaft pulley bolt to 20 foot-pounds of torque.How do you change the Timing Chain on a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT?Ha.

Well my bfs car his timing chain is getting ready to break..

you will need the whole kit not just the chain just bc where is so old..

And the timing chain is inside the motor basically he will have to take the motor apart to get to it..

Its very pricey to get a mechanic to do it..How do you change the Timing Chain on a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am GT?napa or other parts store can help with a chilton manual for that model car be sure to change the gears and chain as a set.