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Okay so when I was driving my timing chain lost it.... We pulled the cover and teeth are gone and it slides without moving the chain. SO.

With #1 Cylinder TDC, the rotor is 180 degress off. We put the new timing chain on ... so do we just pick the rotor up and turn it? or do we have to turn the cam shaft or ????


Could the timing chain breaking while driving mess up anythign esle in the engine?


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Make sure timing marks on crank and cam gear are still lined up at #1 TDC before you set the distributor. It's probably best to pull the valve cover and make sure both valves are closed otherwise it's actually set to fire on #6.

If your marks are lined up properly when you put the new gears on and at #1 TDC, then you should be alright with rotating the distributor 180 and be ready to fire again.

As far as messing anything else up, I'm no expert but been told it could damage the valvetrain, but that's probably better left to someone more knowledgable about it.

Tony
 
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