DeVille, Eldorado, Seville 1999-2005

Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal


Removal & Installation

The left and right-side secondary timing chains can be removed with the engine in the vehicle. If the primary timing chain or intermediate shaft sprocket need to be replaced, the engine must be removed from the vehicle and supported on an engine stand.

Setting the camshaft timing is necessary whenever the camshaft drive system has been disturbed, meaning the relationship between any chain and sprocket has been lost. Correct timing exists when the crankshaft and intermediate shaft sprocket timing marks are in alignment and all 4 camshaft drive pins are perpendicular (90 degrees) to the cylinder head surface.

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Fig. Correct timing chain alignment