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Why Do Timing Chains Stretch?

As the timing chain wears, it can change the timing of the camshaft and crankshaft.

Diagnosing Crankshaft Position Sensors

Modern engines need to not only know the position of the crankshaft, but the position of the camshafts.

Honda Timing Belt Tips

There are some things to keep in mind as you tackle these jobs.

The Complexities Of Modern Timing

The technology that leads to more fuel efficiency and performance also means increased complexity with timing components.

VIDEO: Diagnosing The Oil Control Valve

Andrew Markel details a case study involving a Honda Accord whose valvetrain displayed a timing malfunction. Sponsored by ProDemand from Mitchell1.

VIDEO: Preventing Timing Issues From Timing Chain Wear

Andrew Markel explains timing chain wear and how it can cause timing issues on the engine, as well as how to prevent this condition. Sponsored by Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper.

Tech Tip: Honda Accord And CR-V Rattle At Start Up

At cold start-up, the engine rattles loudly for about two seconds. The possible cause could be the variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator is defective. Replace the VTC actuator. This procedure does not require the complete removal of the cam chain and associated parts, so repair time is shorter.

Ford F-150 ECOBOOST 3.5L Pattern Failures

With almost 400,000 3.5L EcoBoost engines on the road today, these engines have proven to be a solid power unit. Many of these engines are out of warranty and heading to your shop. Here are the top failures and what to look for.

2011 Ford F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost Engine