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Richard, Jaguar Technician
Category: Jaguar
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Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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Do the crank shaft sprocket have to be put on at certain

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Do the crank shaft sprocket have to be put on at certain position. does it matter if they aren't?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 12 months ago.
What year is your XJ? Did the vehicle have any issues prior to the chain job or were they replaced as preventative maintenance? Were all the Jaguar tools used?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
1998, bad tensioner ,replaced all along with chains and guides.
Expert:  Richard replied 12 months ago.
Did the tensioner let go and the chain jump?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
did not jump timing,engine running great, but frequent tapping.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No problem with installing the sprocket to cam positioning, the question is wether reversing the sprocket unto crankshaft will affect the performance.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.