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December 2, 2011, 10:53 pm

Lee S

Question: should i replace timing chain/oil pump with head off?

i have a 1996 saab 900s. do i need to replace the timing chain / tensioner/ water pump/oil pump? i am having a valve work done and thought that i might as well replace those other things as well. it has 104,000 miles. thank you p.s. the head is completely off so i would like to not go back in again and replace the water pump/ timing chain etc. IF YOU THINK IT IS NECESSARY. TYHANK AGAIN!!!!

December 8, 2011, 7:16 pm

Elizabeth K

Have the timing chain checked for stretching. If it's bad, replace as necessary. Otherwise, don't mess with it. Same goes for the other parts. Here's a thread discussing the same, the last post is informative:

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December 8, 2011, 11:22 pm

Lee S

no offense but i feel more comfortable for a man to answer.

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December 9, 2011, 3:41 pm

Elizabeth K

You'll have to post a new question, and hope that a man answers next time. Replies to this post will all be sent to me.

Also, did you check out the link I sent you? I do believe those were men discussing the situation (though honestly, I didn't check).

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