GM 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 Timing Chain Replacement for Malibu, Cobalt, G5, G6, HHR, ION, Aura, Vue – Complete

GM 2.0, 2.2, 2.4 Timing Chain Replacement for Malibu, Cobalt, G5, G6, HHR, ION, Aura, Vue – Complete

Amazon Links to product used in video:
– Timing Chain kit AC Delco –
– Timing Chain Kit with balance shafts –
– 3/8 Ratchet and Socket set –
– H10 Hex Bit –
– 1 1/4″ socket –

In this video, I show you how to remove and replace the Timing Chain in a Chevy Malibu. This process is the same for the vehicles below.

Vehicles the 2.0, 2.2, and 2.4 come in:
– Chevy Cobalt
– Chevy HHR
– Pontiac G5
– Pontiac G6
– Pontiac Solstice
– Saturn Sky
– Saturn Ion
– Saturn Aura
– Chevy Malibu
– Saturn Vue



@christopherdiaz9226 says:

When you set TDC in the beginning of the video you stated that the cam lobes should be facing up on the number one piston which is wrong. When you set TDC you have to make sure the cam gear diamonds should be facing at the and 2:00 on intake and 11:00 on the exhaust. I don’t know if you redid your TDC but when I saw you install the cam gears I noticed the cam lobes where facing down so idk what happened but people can be misguided if they follow those instructions.

@generator6946 says:

These videos give you at least a basic understanding of your car!
Read the comments too!

@Jy-xq2ew says:

I think the instructions are incorrect for setting the timing

@harrygearhart4520 says:

I have a 2.2 with close to 300k, Chain kit installed at 245k, still was original chain and tensioner. These are good little motors IF YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM!!!! so change that oil!!!

@gavoynsimpson5157 says:

I indeed have 3 cobalts and have owned at least 6 of these engines. I’ve done timing on one of them and can say if you follow this guys steps you will mess up as this motor is an interference engine… you should start on exhaust stroke as your timing marks should be in the 10 and 2 position before taking ANYTHING off. If you look closely at 20:42 you will notice the phasers has changed position by 180 degrees. If you’re new to cars or don’t have a ton of experience I would highly recommend taking it to a professional. Yes it is pricey but it’s cheaper than having to replace the whole motor…good look to anyone that try’s it. PLEASE USE A DIFFERENT VIDEO

@gavoynsimpson5157 says:

At 20:42 how did the phasers change position? Looks like each one was rotated 180 degrees when the transition occurred

@gregpiecuch3802 says:

Don't use a impact on those little bolts or you 'll be sorry. Use a ratchet and torque everything properly!

@gregpiecuch3802 says:

Soak the chain and components in oil so you don't start it up dry.

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@abu.waleed1016 says:

Thank you so much ❤

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