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post #1 of 4 Old Feb 19th, 2004, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Broken Timing Chain

I was driiving on the highway yesterday and my car stalled. While checking out anything that could have gone wrong (coil, distributor, fuses, etc.) I notice that there was no resistance when I manually turned the crank. So yes! the worst thing that could happen, happened! Broken timing chain! Does my 1998 Altima GXE have an "interference engine" (to make this repair a nightmare)? Or can I just replace the chain without doing a complete valve job? Anyone experience this situation?

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post #2 of 4 Old Feb 19th, 2004, 08:01 PM
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Pull the head and have the valves checked. It's the only way to be sure no
damage was done.

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post #3 of 4 Old Feb 19th, 2004, 08:09 PM
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Been gone long enough...........
Just had a valve inspection in our shop with a motor
that had a broken cam. Turned out the valves were ok.
We had to have a machine shop inspect the head to check the valves.

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post #4 of 4 Old Feb 21st, 2004, 03:06 AM
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The KA24DE is not an interference engine so you should be fine. But chain replacement in the car is a serious pain in the...


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