replacing timing chain on a 1997 Chevy cavalier
2.2 or 2.4L engine?
Below are directions:
See Figure 1
Fig. Fig. 1: Oil pan installation
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
The following procedure requires the use of a special tool.
Although not absolutely necessary, removal of the right front inner fender splash shield will facilitate access to the front cover.
Fig. Fig. 1: Raise the vehicle, support it jackstands and remove the front two oil pan nuts
Fig. Fig. 2: The front cover is attached to the engine with a number of small bolts
Fig. Fig. 3: After unfastening the front cover bolts, remove the cover. You may have to gently pry between the cover and oil pan to break the seal to get the cover off
Fig. Fig. 4: Location of the front cover retaining bolt holes and studs
Fig. Fig. 5: Use a suitable puller to remove the oil seal
Fig. Fig. 6: A sealer driver and a hammer can be used to install a new seal
When applying RTV sealant to the front cover, be sure to keep it out of the bolt holes.
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Fig. Fig. 1: The timing marks on the sprockets should be in alignment. If not, turn the crankshaft until the marks are aligned
Fig. Fig. 2: The timing chain tensioner is retained by a Torx head bolt (1) and a regular hex head bolt (2)
Fig. Fig. 3: Unfasten the camshaft sprocket bolt
Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the camshaft sprocket and the timing chain at the same time ...
Fig. Fig. 5: ... then remove the tensioner assembly
Fig. Fig. 6: Compress the tensioner spring and insert a cotter pin or nail in the hole provided to hold the tensioner in position
its a 2.2
The directions I gave you are for a 2.2L, here they are again:
Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician/JA Mentor