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Timing Chain Replacement & Valve Timing Actuators?


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#1 OFFLINE   steve8650

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 09:39 PM

Need to have the Timing Chain Replaced on my 2009 Chevy Traverse which will cost about $2,000 at the dealership.  Someone is telling me the Variable Valve Timing Actuators should be replaced at the same time for another $800-900.  Do these go hand in hand or is it just a nice thing to do since they are already working on the timing chain?








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#2 OFFLINE   Elkhorksun

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

Usually with a labor intensive job like replacing the timing chain it can be a good idea to replace anything in the area as the cost is largely for the parts. In the past with my vehicles I would change out the water pump along with the timing chain as it was a great deal less costly than doing the water pump replacement alone at a later time.



#3 OFFLINE   Jillymom

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:29 PM

I have a 2010 traverse that needs the timing chain replaced at 81,000 miles I also had issues about 1.5-2 years ago with low power and the car would just shut off even in the high speed lane. Tried to call Chevy today hoping after spending 7k in 4 years they would work with me but alas no they will not

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

I wish I knew this a while back, Elkhorksun. My mechanic is usually good with warning me about this kind of stuff, but that time he didnt. So I had to pay for almost the exact same amount of manual labor twice within a month or so.
 






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