Timing Chains

Establishing whether there’s a problem with your vehicle’s timing chain can be tricky because the symptoms will be different depending on how serious the problem is.

However, there are various common signs that you can look out for. Don’t worry too much if you do notice any of the signs of timing chain issues because at MB Liverpool, we’re well-versed in diagnosing and fixing them.

Signs of Timing Chain Issues

  • Unusual engine noises such as rattling or clattering can be early signs of timing chain trouble and you may notice them more as you start the car or when you’re accelerating. Don’t ignore these noises – this is the time to get in touch with MB Liverpool because it’s best to get these sorted before the timing chain problem has a chance to cause more serious damage.
  • Sometimes teeth on the sprockets can wear out, or the links in the chains can slacken (sometimes described as the chain “stretching”), and this can affect the performance of the engine – you may notice problems accelerating and less power through the engine.
  • If you notice the car vibrating when the engine is idling, for example, when you’re stationary at traffic lights, this can be a sign that the timing chain is loose.
  • You may have noticed that you’re filling up more often at the pumps which can be a symptom of a malfunctioning timing chain that has disrupted the engine’s combustion timing, making the vehicle less fuel efficient.

If you’ve noticed any of the above, it’s definitely worth getting your timing chain checked out by MB Liverpool. This is one of these things that needs to be addressed as early as possible to avoid more serious and costly issues down the line.

MB Liverpool are pleased to provide a genuine alternative to main dealer repairs and servicing for BMW, Mercedes, MINI, Land Rover and Range Rover drivers in Liverpool, Formby, Crosby, Ainsdale, Wirral and Hoylake.

To find out more about Timing Chains in Liverpool, contact us online or call us directly on 0151 909 4110

Contact Us Online »

Our Location

Find Us

MB Liverpool
2-4 Athol Street
L5 9TN
0151 909 4110

Get Directions »

Opening Times

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

© MB Liverpool - 2024