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Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My timings off?!

My truck through a P0016 code and lit up the dash Xmas tree. The truck still runs smooth so I figured maybe its the crank sensor. I can't do that in my driveway because of the AC so I took it to the dealer today. They called and said that the timing is out and they are charging me $300 to reset the timing back to top dead center. They also said that if the chain is stretched they want 21hrs to replace it.
I have a couple questions. First, how do they adjust the timing on this motor? I know how with a distributor but this is my first motor without one. My other question is what's involved with changing the timing chain. I've done a mustang, a Honda, and a couple chevy's. I did them in driveways, with hand tools, and it never took 21 hrs.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the timing chains in these 4.0l V6`s are not like the typical chains in the SB chevy or Ford, unless you did a MOD engine...

have a looks at this for reference...

dam, cant copy/paste pdf, sorry

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the timing chains in these 4.0l V6`s are not like the typical chains in the SB chevy or Ford, unless you did a MOD engine...

have a looks at this for reference...

1GR-FE_Engine[1]
Never did a mod so this is all new to me. Link didn't work btw.
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Never did a mod so this is all new to me. Link didn't work btw.
I know, the pdf wouldn`t let me copy/paste...
here is a pic tho...

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this is an earlier year: not 2010+

http://www.pureautoparts.com/docs/20...n/00600410.pdf

newer:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...Z9f7aXCK7RWZAQ

that should explain things...

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That's a long ass chain! But how do they set the timing on this thing?
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p0016 is cam/crank correlation. i am not sure there is a procedure to reset timing on these engines. and most engines today there is not a way. hopefully it is a sensor giving a false reading and that will probably be the $300 educated guess they are throwing at you. find another quality independent shop for a second opinion.
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That's a long ass chain! But how do they set the timing on this thing?
It`s DIS ignition, I don`t know for sure, but probably with the toyota diagnostic tool. or if the valve timing is off, it could be a worn mechanical part. Im only guessing at this point...

yes, agree^^^, get a second opinion and shop...

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what weight oil are you using? Could be affecting the VVT.
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Re: My timings off?!

Unless you've got some serious miles on the FJC I'd be surprised if the chain was the culprit.
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