1999 Pontiac Grand AM Timing Chain Service and Repair

1999 Pontiac Grand AM L4-144 2.4L DOHC VIN T SFI

Timing Chain: Service and Repair

Updated Timing Chain Tensioner Installation

Timing Chain Tensioner Installation

Important: Use the following steps in order to reset the timing chain tensioner assembly to the zero position.

1. Reset the timing chain tensioner assembly.

A. Insert the tensioner plunger assembly into the tensioner housing.

B. With the tensioner plunger fully extended, turn the complete assembly upside down on a bench or other flat surface.

C. With the plunger face against the workbench, press firmly on the boffom of the tensioner housing.

D. Compress the plunger until the plunger is seated flush in the tensioner.

2. Check the plunger to make sure that the plunger is out of the cylinder at the correct dimension. The correct dimension for the plunger to extend out of the cylinder is 1.7 mm ( 0.070 in ) maximum Download File PDF


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