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Hello, I just bought an '86 9k, the owner said the timing chain had broke. I have not done a timing chain replecement before. I pulled the cylinder cover and the chain seems very tight from the top half. Could it still be broken? I would like to know before I tear into it.

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How did you get the car home ie 'does the engine run?' is the obvious question - or even safer, what happens when you turn the engine over using a BIG wrench on the crankshaft pulley bolt?
Don't wish to be overly negative but VERY nasty (and expensive) things tend to happen to engines when timing chains break.......
 

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Thanks for the reply, yeah, I don't have high hopes, I bought it primarily as a parts car, but if I can get it going, who knows. I have not tried to start it, I was told it didn't run, so I towed it home. Havn't done anything to it yet but pull the cylinder cover. I will try turning the crankshaft pully bolt.
 
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