Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site

Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site (http://www.suzuki-forums.com/forum-index.php)
-   1G (1999-2005) Vitara & Grand Vitara (http://www.suzuki-forums.com/1g-1999-2005-vitara-grand-vitara/)
-   -   Timing chain question for 2002 Tracker 2.0 liter (http://www.suzuki-forums.com/1g-1999-2005-vitara-grand-vitara/37513-timing-chain-question-2002-tracker-2-a.html)

tommyt 04-03-2010 07:33 AM

Timing chain question for 2002 Tracker 2.0 liter
 
Hi everyone,
I know this is a Vitara forum but from what I have seen the Tracker and Vitara are very similar. I appreciate any help

I have noticed a noise coming from the engine compartment that sounds like a rattle. At first I thought it was the muffler or other parts on the exhaust but now I am not sure. The muffler has been replaced (only the rear muffler portion not the section attached to the engine) after it rusted out but the noise is still there.

The noise is not noticable during acceleration. It only seems to be there when the car is running at a set speed or idling at a 2000-3000 RPM. The engine has 85000 miles on it. Can the timing chain be rattling against the cover? If I bring it in to have this replaced can someone give me a rough idea on price so I don't get ripped off? I need to get this fixed. Seems that if the chain breaks the engine will get trashed....bent valves etc

Thanks

lumpylarry 04-03-2010 08:22 AM

yes. take that in to a TRUSTED mechanic ASAP.
if it is a chain rattle, you'll be looking at somewhere between 1000-1500
depending on what parts are needed, labor rates in your area, etc.

Max 04-03-2010 08:22 AM

You need to more specifically ID the noise source using a mechanic's stethoscope and then follow up with w/probable engine disassembly to find the exact problem.

Pick a trusted mechanic / establishment to accomplish this if you are not comfortable w/work of this nature. ;)

There are several threads relating to camshaft component repairs that you can look at to get an idea of what may be in store, if that is what is found to be the problem w/yours.

tommyt 04-03-2010 08:38 AM

Yeah,

I've tried to ID the noise on my own but I can't pin-point it by myself. I'm going to have to bring it in for service. It's either the catalytic converter and the ""heat shield" on it or maybe the timing chain.

I don't have the time to try to fix it on my own.

PS: how much of the car needs to come apart to replace the chain?

lumpylarry 04-03-2010 08:45 AM

all the belts/pullys need to be removed, ac compressor needs to move out of the way (if equipped) and valve cover..
book time is around 6 hrs labor..

tommyt 04-03-2010 09:23 AM

Thanks everyone. If the sprockets are worn can they be replaced at the same time?

lumpylarry 04-03-2010 09:57 AM

thats right.
at your mileage, its likely just the #1 tensioner, but while in there he/she should inspect the other chains & tensioners

tommyt 04-03-2010 03:43 PM

I just got a hold of a mechanic stethoscope from Father in law. I'll post back when I get a chance to take a listen.

Does anyone know what a "good" timing chain sounds like if I use the scope on the:cool: timing chain cover?

Max 04-04-2010 08:49 AM

Quote:

Does anyone know what a "good" timing chain sounds like if I use the scope on the timing chain cover?
Chain components are near silent to the naked ear. The objective of using the stethoscope is to ID what is making the noise that is objectionable to you, as in not a normal sound. Once you've determined where THAT noise is coming from, then you'll have to determine what is causing it, as in failed or misadjusted components.

Having access to a similar vehicle's engine that runs well, would make an ideal candidate to compare yours to if you know of one handy. :) Other than that, only an experienced ear can determine what's what.

unclebens 05-11-2010 11:55 AM

I had an idea. Isn't it possible to take the serpentine belt off so the tensioner pulley, idler, ac, water pump and power steering are no longer spinning and if there is still noise it could be the timing chain??? Of course you would only want to run a cold engine for a few minutes with the water pump not spinning.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.