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How do I set timing 5.7 vortec

Djport

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How do I set the timing for 5.7 votec after the timing chain has broken? What do I need do get the camshaft align with the crankshaft again?
 

MrMarty51

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OH MY DJ, I never broke a timing chain before. I am not sure, it may have bent some valves and caused some catastrophic damage.
Maybe some others with more knowledge can reply.
 

Will L.

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When you pull it apart you will be able to turn the gear. May be easily replaced or may require complete rebuild.

what makes you think you broke the chain?
 

Djport

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When you pull it apart you will be able to turn the gear. May be easily replaced or may require complete rebuild.

what makes you think you broke the chain?
The chain was broken when I pulled off the cover. Clean snapped apart. I’m hoping I can align the new marks on the new chain gears and all is well. But wont know for a few days
 

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You should be able to align the marks now. Then when new chain or new chain and gears arrive, install. But if you cant rotate them now, you probably have internal damage.
Rotate slowly, dont force.
 

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If this is an actual 5.7l vortec(96+), then find out why the chain broke. Vortec chains do not just break. Even in marine use where they run for THOUSANDS of hours at 3500+ rpm, they just don't break. If it broke, there IS a reason, and you better find it.
 
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