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Timing Chain

What is a timing chain? As your engine runs, the intake valves need to open up to allow air into the engine. They remain closed while the air and fuel are being compressed and ignited, powering the piston. Then the exhaust valves open to release the exhaust. This all has to be timed very precisely. It is the job of the timing belt or timing chain to make sure all of this is synced up properly. Be sure to check with your auto repair professional at Town Hill Auto Service in Bedford for more info about your timing system. When ...