What is a Timing Chain & Why is it Important?

All modern vehicles engineered with an internal combustion engine requires a timing belt or chain. A Timing Chain or Belt does the same job in terms of synchronizing the various moving parts of the internal combustion engine so that each cylinder has combustion at the perfect time and in sequence with each other. Some Kia models have a timing chain and some have a belt depending upon their design requirements. If you drive a Kia Rio, Picanto, Cerato, Sorento, Sedona, Venga, Optima, or Sportage, then you have a timing chain that is a critical component for your engine’s performance. If your timing chain starts to show signs of wear and tear or becomes faulty, the engine’s vital moving parts will be out of sync and you’ll start to experience one or more of the signs that you need to schedule a Kia Timing Chain Replacement Service. Ignoring any of these signs will eventually cause a timing belt failure and the moving parts can start impacting each other. If this happens, the parts like valves, cylinder head, pistons, and piston rods can get damaged.




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Signs of a Faulty Timing Chain

As the timing chain starts to lose integrity, the most common outcome is stretching that causes a slight disturbance in timing. If the Timing Chain has more extensive wear and tear, you’ll start to notice more obvious warning signs. If the Timing Belt fails entirely, your engine won’t be able to start, and if it fails while your engine is running, you’ll know immediately from the engine failure and you might even have other damages. Here are the common signs of a faulty timing chain ranging from slight stretching to total failure:

Ticking sound in the engineEngine backfiresRough idleCheck engine light is onMisfire conditionPower lossEngine rattling

A faulty timing chain is bad enough, but ignoring any of these signs is even worse because of the potential consequences. If you have any of the signs of a faulty timing chain, we recommend scheduling a Kia Timing Chain Replacement Service immediately.

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What do I get with a Kia Timing Chain Replacement Service?

Cable Dahmer Kia offers a comprehensive value-added Kia Timing Chain Replacement Service that starts with an expert technician, a certified service protocol, and a new genuine Kia approved Timing Chain. The service ends with you knowing that your vehicle is operating at factory specifications. Arguably the best value that our customers receive with a Kia Timing Chain Replacement Service is peace of mind knowing that the service is completed in the best way possible, on time, every time.

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Every service includes a Complimentary 31-Point Inspection, Tread Depth Check & Alignment Check. Cable Dahmer Kia is also conveniently located in Lee’s Summit at the southeast portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area within driving distance of Blue Springs.