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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Chain or belt ?

I have a 2010 2.4 engine. Does it have a timing chain or a timing belt. If it has a timing belt how often should it be replaced.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 08:42 AM
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Re: Chain or belt ?

There's a reference: http://www.compnine.com/

I see a Timing chain.

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Re: Chain or belt ?

Chain, unlike the Asians.

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Re: Chain or belt ?

It is a chain. There is no maintanence to it other than having good oil in your motor. The ONLY ecotec engines that had trouble were the 2002 MY. Around 120-130k miles the chains would just snap. However, apparently GM noticed that and there was a different chain on the 03+ model engines.

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