A new timing chain has been installed on a 2007 Mazda Miata.
The vehicle was brought in when the driver heard a noise at certain revolutions. This sound was caused by a variable valve timing sprocket, which had a broken pin.
Special tools were needed to make sure everything was lined up properly.
Located in the front of the engine, the timing chain connects the camshaft and the crankshaft, which controls the valves.
Hearing a noise when starting the vehicle is one sign that it needs a new one.
Timing chain maintenance
Motorists can help prevent the chain and the guides from going bad by having oil changes performed regularly.
Contaminants in the oil can eat away at the plastic, causing the chain to go into it.
HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.