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Old 06-03-2007, 11:50 PM
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DIY: Removal of upper and lower chain guide

Note you will have to mark of your current timing position so that you are not out of phase. if you mess the timing up you simply have to perform TDC which is simple to do. write ups will assist you.

got rattle?

Get rid of it by removing the upper and lower chain guide. this was a recall by nissan becuase these part become brittle over time and could possibly break off. before they break, they Rattle.

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Tools and Material needed

10mm socket
12mm socket
10mm wrench
flathead screwdriver
hammer
your choice of high temp RTV


Start by removing the 10mm and 12mm bolts at these points. to get the cpver loose. once bolts are off use hammer and flathead and lightly tap to remove cover.





when you get the cover off, clean it and apply you silicon so it can harden



Remove valve cover and you will see the upper chain guide remove the two bolts and discard



now remove the lower guide. while your down there check the tensioner by pressing in on it.. it should move freely.




now for the pictures of the guides

upper



lower



Burn them!


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Old 06-15-2007, 03:11 PM
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Excellent write-up! This is something that has been plaguing me since day one and I was always afraid to attempt to remove those guides. This is my new project next weekend! +1 for Airman Jackson!
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You need to add that before dis assembly of the valve cover, that the crank pulley should be at TDC, and the distributor should be at 0 degrees before removal...
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are these on the 98 ka's also?
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Talde View Post
are these on the 98 ka's also?
Either in 96 or 97 they changed it and removed the upper guide.
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I donīt mean to trash your thread but I found this write up a little more helpful:

http://forums.********.com/zerothread/105618

those * should read n i c o c l u b . Outside linking is not allowed???

over and out

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Originally Posted by BigVinnie View Post
You need to add that before dis assembly of the valve cover, that the crank pulley should be at TDC, and the distributor should be at 0 degrees before removal...
Crank Pulley at TDC? Dist at 0???

Seriously... my brain has been racked hard by that psycho therapist this morning... I work for Medi-Cal, and we dont enroll Marriage, Family and Children Councelors (MFCC's)... but for sure, she herself needs a therapist.
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Originally Posted by NiSmO Knight View Post
Crank Pulley at TDC? Dist at 0???

Seriously... my brain has been racked hard by that psycho therapist this morning... I work for Medi-Cal, and we dont enroll Marriage, Family and Children Councelors (MFCC's)... but for sure, she herself needs a therapist.
Basically crank pulley marking at 0 and distributor/CAS at 0, this also means TDC
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How do I determine both? Meaning, how do I set crank pulley mark to zero and dist to zero? Dont mean to sound likea nub at this point... this day just needs to be over.
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Originally Posted by NiSmO Knight View Post
How do I determine both? Meaning, how do I set crank pulley mark to zero and dist to zero? Dont mean to sound likea nub at this point... this day just needs to be over.

First use a timing light to set distributor at zero. Then the distributor can be disconnected.
Then with the engine off put the trans out of gear and use a torque wrench, twist the crank until the arrow and 0 are lined up. Then you are at TDC..
A timing light will need to be used when the distributor/CAS go back into place.
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Originally Posted by blurryeyes View Post
I donīt mean to trash your thread but I found this write up a little more helpful:

http://forums.********.com/zerothread/105618

those * should read n i c o c l u b . Outside linking is not allowed???

over and out
OK.................... its really not rocket science but cool

oh yea vinnie i meant to add all that the other day... im sorry i have done it so many times that its second nature to already have my TDC set. also i didnt think of it becuase. i was doing this while the motor was out of the car.

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nice writup, bottom guides are a ***** tho, lol. had a question tho, what the reason for the internals being that copper color. mine looks like that also but ive seen some ka's that are just silver on the inside.
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generally that deals with the oil that is used... from what i know.. the KA guru BIG VINNIE may know different lol.
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Originally Posted by Biggamehit View Post
generally that deals with the oil that is used... from what i know.. the KA guru BIG VINNIE may know different lol.

I wouldn't know the answer to that...LOL
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