Timing Chain Replacement


At Autoland, we offer timing chain replacements with expertise and quality parts. We can also provide precision timing chain adjustments, ensuring correct timing and proper tension to keep your engine at peak performance.

We install complete late model timing chain kits, including new chain, gears, tensioner and guides. All kits are fitted and prices include GST.

The timing chain runs on toothed sprockets—similar to a bicycle chain—between the crankshaft and the camshaft. In most engines, the chain is held in position by hardened plastic chain guides and is kept tight by oil-pressure fed ratcheting tensioners.

A loose chain could cause major damage to your engine, especially if it jumps off one of the sprockets. If a chain comes off, pistons could hit valves and destroy the engine.



One of the first signs of a timing stretching can be the check engine light coming on, This is not the computer telling you the chain is stretched. Rather, it is telling you that the camshaft or crankshaft sensor is faulty. Normally, this will appear as code P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor) or P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor). The sensors are normally fine. What the computer is seeing is that the top and bottom of the sensors (Cam & Crank) are not timed correctly and it, therefore, assumes the sensor must be faulty.

Actually, it is the timing chain that’s stretched past the point of the auto tensioner's adjustment and beyond. Now the camshaft timing lags behind, causing hard starting, lack of power, misfiring, occasional rattling noises, and activating the engine warning light on the dash. We have found this to be common in Nissan models, as well as some Mazdas Audi, VW and Toyotas.

We have replaced stretched Timing chains in:

• 2004 -2008 Nissan Maxima vehicles
• 2004 – 2009 Nissan Presage vehicles
• 2004 – 2006 Nissan Skyline vehicles (with the VQ35 engine)
• 2005 – 2007 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles
• 2005 – 2007 Nissan Xtrail vehicles
• 2005 – 2007 Nissan Navara vehicles (with the VQ40 engine)
• Nissan Juke from 2011-13
• Nissan Primera (with the QR20 and Qg20)
• Nissan March (with the Cr10 Cr12 and Cr14)
• Nissan Cube (with the CR12).
• BMW Mini
• Holden Commodore
• Ssangyong Korando
• Mazda CX5
• Mazda 2.3
• VW Golf


We can also help with timing belt replacements. Chat with us about the right timing belt kit for your vehicle or for a timing belt replacement cost.


You can be sure you'll enjoy the best quality services from Autoland. When you bring in your car for repairs, our team of experienced North Shore mechanics will make sure you leave satisfied.

Perhaps you need repairs to pass your WOF. Perhaps you’re worried about a mysterious sound coming from under the hood and suspect you need some new car parts. Perhaps you simply want to book reliable car servicing in Auckland. Whatever you're after, the team at Autoland can help.

Our North Shore mechanics have been in the auto mechanic trade for years and have seen it all, from radiators and brake pads to shocks and transmissions. Our knowledge and expertise will translate to great-value service for you and vehicle performance you can trust.

You will find Autoland particularly convenient if you live or work around the following areas:

Mairangi Bay, Sunnynook, Sunset North, Meadowood, Wairau Park, Rothesay Bay, Pinehill, Campbells Bay, Forest Hill, Murrays Bay, and Rosedale.

Request your free quotation from Autoland today, and see what we can do for you.

Comments are closed.