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Timing chain on the right side of my 2008 Veracruz slipped

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Hey. Timing chain on the right side of my 2008 Veracruz slipped (bad tensioner which I replaced) causing the valves on the right side to bend... SO, basically my question is, after replacing the valves, and getting the camshafts (Right side) back in, are the timing marks suppose to be identical on the right side as they are on the left when the crankshaft is TDC? Compression is good on the left side and nothing over there slipped so I am assuming the timing on the left is good! Can I use that good left side to get the right back on track? I will be measuring valve clearance as well before all is said and done...
JA: How many miles on the car? How responsive has your car been lately?
Customer: lol... only a tad over 100,000 km and the car basically was running rough then stopped all together... header is off now and valve were bent beyond belief. Cylinder heads are amazingly ok though!
JA: Are you fixing your Veracruz yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yup! Its paid for and the dealer wanted over 6000 to do it so I had nothing to lose! engine is out, valve head is off (left side only) and valves come tomorrow so... that's where I'm at...
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope... just really need to know if those timing marks on the right can be used as a reference point when putting the camshafts back in on the left...
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Greg replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Greg (Indy-Tech).
Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.
Rgds Greg.

Expert:  Greg replied 2 months ago.

First get a complete timing kit and replace all parts ,you don't want to do just the tensioner .

attached is a diagram of the timing marks on the chain and head and block.

On the chain system when you have the timing correctly set up, it will not realign back up with chain marks to block and head marks .

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