i am replacing my timing chain guide as the engine
was making a noise that sounded like the chain was slapping but i also want ensure that the engine itself hasn't slipped time. Also i removed the chain tensioner and camshaft pulley prior to getting to TDC. Will this pose a problem?
JA: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?
Customer: i think around 80,000. unfortunately i haven't driven it just turned it on long enough to hear the engine. Its actually a friend of mine's car and i am trying to work on it and fix the noise.
JA: What year is your MiniE?
Customer: 2004 celiica with a 1zzfe engine
JA: Are you fixing your MiniE yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i am trying to fix it myself. I was told by several people that the sound was a loose timing chain. So I have just gotten everything apart, and the cover off . Honestly i haven't really tried anything
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that's all.