"Secret " TSB : Timing chain

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  1. rukkee

    rukkee Full Access Member

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    I stumbled across this the other day after not seeing it for years . Freek on css.net found this a long time ago and posted it ...all credit is his . GM has since removed it from Dealerworld.

    AIP3252

    MODELS:
    206-2007 CHEVROLET COBALT, COBALT SS
    2006-2007 CHEVROLET HHR
    2006-2007 CHEVROLET MALIBU
    2007 PONTIAC G5
    2006-2007 PONTIAC G6
    2006 PONTIAC PURSUIT(CANADA ONLY)
    2006-2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
    2006-2007 SATURN ION REDLINE
    2007 SATURN SKY

    BUILT BETWEEN 4/1/06 - 11/1/06
    WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ENGINES
    2.0 ENGINE (VIN P - RPO LSJ)
    2.2 ENGINE (VIN D OR F - RPO L61)
    2.4 ENGINE (VIN B OR P - RPO LE5)

    The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

    CONDITION/CONCERN:

    On rare occasions, a tick or rattle noise may be heard from behind the front cover of the engine and/or pieces of a timing chain roller may be found during an oil change. This may be the result of a timing chain concern.

    Non-heat treated timing chain rollers were randomly installed in the assembly line hoppers. He advised that this happened sometime between 4/1/06 - 11/1/06 so it can randomly affect late 2006 - early 2007 models.

    RECOMMENDATION/INSTRUCTIONS:

    If this concern is experienced, inspect the timing chain for missing or damaged timing chain rollers. If a missing or damaged timing chain roller is found, replace the timing chain and gears using the part numbers currently listed in the parts catalog.

    Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.
     
  2. YelloEye

    YelloEye Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So thats what that sound was! lol

    Cobalt Tom!!!!
     
  3. ff_drift_lol

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    ah shit i've been looking for this! you say it was deleted from dealer world? that's funny cause i often find myself wondering why there's tons of ecotecs and lambda crossovers coming into the shop for timing chains and no tsb or recall!
     
  4. Aikidoshadow

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    This isn't related to the timing chain tensioner issue?
     
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    nooope, this is what you hear all the techs complaining about when theyre doing timing chains. the tensioner failing will just make the chain tighter and more vulnerable to stretching eventually breaking.
     
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    you may want to learn an updated search on dealerworld. it isn't hidden but has revised #.

    users with no business on dealerworld is one of the reasons we have to change our password so often. developing a relationship with your local dealer may make it easier for you to find TSB's as there *shouldn't" be a reason any dealer hides them if asked by a customer.

    every car that comes in for service should have a VIS run so any outstanding TSB/TI's, etc should show up if you go to a competent dealer.
     

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