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how to replace time chain on 2008 suzuki xl7, i need clear diagrams and instructions

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how to replace time chain on 2008 suzuki xl7, i need clear diagrams and instructions
Submitted: 3 years ago via CarComplaints.com.
Category: Car
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer!

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I can assist you with your question.

Which timing chain are you talking about? There are a few different options.

Primary Camshaft Drive Chain and Sprockets

Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Replacement - Left Side

Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Replacement - Right Side

Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Idler Sprocket Replacement - Left Side
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

all of them, i need to see a clear diagram of where the time marks go on each of them

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Sounds good!

Give me some time while I gather this information.

I may post it all as separate answers..
Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Ok.. here is the first one..

Primary Camshaft Drive Chain and Sprockets

Replacement

Special Tool
EN 46111 Crankshaft Rotation Socket

Removal Procedure

Remove the spark plugs in order to ease crankshaft/engine rotation.
Remove the engine front cover.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Remove the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the primary camshaft drive chain upper guide.




Remove the primary camshaft timing chain.




Remove the crankshaft sprocket from the nose of the crankshaft.

Installation Procedure




Ensure the crankshaft sprocket is installed with the timing mark (1) visible.




Install the crankshaft sprocket on to the nose of the crankshaft.
Align the notch in the crankshaft sprocket with the pin in the crankshaft.
Slide the crankshaft sprocket on the crankshaft nose until the crankshaft sprocket contacts the step in the crankshaft.




Ensure the crankshaft is in the stage one timing position with the crankshaft sprocket timing mark (1) aligned to the stage one timing mark on the oil pump cover (2) using the EN 46111.




Install the primary camshaft timing chain.
Install the primary upper camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Install the spark plugs.
Install the engine front cover.

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Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Replacement - Left Side

Removal Procedure

Remove the spark plugs in order to ease crankshaft/engine rotation.
Remove the engine front cover.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Remove the primary camshaft drive chain.
Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Remove the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler.




Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Clean and inspect all of the camshaft timing drive components. Replace components as necessary.

Installation Procedure




Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Install the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Install the primary camshaft drive chain.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Install the engine front cover.
Install the spark plugs.

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Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Secondary Camshaft Drive Chain Replacement - Right Side

Removal Procedure

Remove the spark plugs in order to ease crankshaft/engine rotation.
Remove the engine front cover.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.




Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.

Installation Procedure

Ensure the stage 1 camshaft timing is correct.




Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Install the spark plugs.
Install the engine front cover.

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Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Camshaft Intermediate Drive Chain Idler Sprocket Replacement - Left Side

Removal Procedure

Remove the spark plugs in order to ease crankshaft/engine rotation.




Remove the engine front cover.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Remove the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Remove the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the primary upper camshaft drive chain guide.
Remove the primary camshaft drive chain.
Remove the right bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler.




If you are servicing the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler, perform the following steps:

Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Remove the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Remove the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler.

Installation Procedure




If you are servicing the left bank idler sprocket, perform the following steps:

Install the left bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Install the left bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.




Install the right bank camshaft intermediate drive chain idler.
Install the primary camshaft drive chain.
Install the primary upper camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the primary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain guide.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain shoe.
Install the right bank secondary camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Install the spark plugs.
Install the engine front cover.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

on the first responce " primary camshaft drive chain and sprockets " the image shows me how to align point 1 and 2, i need a similar diagram that shows me where to align the other time marks on the other chains

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Those are all of the diagrams in the instructions.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

need diagrams showing where to align the time marks on all time chains for a 2008 suzuki xl7

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 years ago.
Hello!

Sorry about that. These diagrams should help.

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Expert:  tripletauto replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

The info Amedee is giving you is spot on correct. I just did one of these Friday. The Suzuki manual is not very helpful as far as lining up marks. What need to be done is the left bank this is cylinders closest to radiator. You will line up the mark on the crank shaft which is a dot with the dot on the oil pump housing. This mark will be about the 5 o'clock position. With this aligned you will see on the back of cams a flat spot there is a special tool that locks the cams in place. The new chains will have paint marks on them you will line up the marks on chains with the marks on cams one bank lines up on the arrows and one on the dots of the cam gears. Not sure which one but it will be obvious when you time it. Install chain with marks lining up with paint marks on chain. The idler gear has a hole in it you need to be able to see the paint mark on chain thru that hole. If all that is lines up you are good. Install guides and NEW tensioner. Now install primary chain on crank and idler gears same way. Lining up paint marks with marks on gears. Once done install guides and new tensioner. Now that those two chains are on take a wrench and turn the right bank cams to release tension you will feel them ease up install lock plate on cams and rotate crank to next timing mark. It is about 9oclock. Position. Now install this chain same way as first chain you will notice it is on a different set if marks as the first chain. One side is dots one side arrows. Not trying to steal this question just had a hard time understanding instructions myself. Also these motors are very bad about sludging up be careful not to disturb all this as it will clog up the screen.

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