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2016 Chevy Malibu 1.5, Timing settings request

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05 Aug 2019 05:59 - 05 Aug 2019 11:07 #32497 by forumoto
Good morning all Scanner Danner members-:

I have this 2016 Chevy Malibu 1.5 turbo, which the sprocket got losed and the timing jumped, but luckily no infection to the valves...

New sprocket and tension is in with chain, I need help on the position of the cam lobes or how to get it set, pictures will be okay,

There is pretension in each side of the sprocket but I just want to follow a good guide as the camshaft has some free play in the sprocket

I have added some pictures of how I set the chain, but when I turn the engine, the cams does jump

I seriously needed help, is it okay to get the free play in the camshaft sprocket, while you hold the cam, you can turn the sprocket actuator with you hand and you will feel the free play spring tension in it.. but I thought cam shaft should move with sprocket without such play?

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05 Aug 2019 20:22 #32519 by tim.smith1
Replied by tim.smith1 on topic 2016 Chevy Malibu 1.5, Timing settings request
Not sure how to answer this but I will try..........is the play coming from the mechanical part of the cam sprocket or from where the cam sprocket bolts to the cam shaft? I have done a lot of timing jobs over the years and most times when a sprocket comes off the cam has wear on it where the sprocket bolts on and needs to be replaced?
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06 Aug 2019 04:36 #32532 by forumoto
Replied by forumoto on topic 2016 Chevy Malibu 1.5, Timing settings request
It is coming from the mechanical
Part of the cam sprocket , inside, there is some spring inside that tension when you hold the head by hand and turn it, I doubt that thing should turn after tightening it to torque

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06 Aug 2019 15:02 #32543 by tim.smith1
Replied by tim.smith1 on topic 2016 Chevy Malibu 1.5, Timing settings request
do both of the gears do the same thing?

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06 Aug 2019 15:45 - 06 Aug 2019 15:46 #32544 by tim.smith1
Replied by tim.smith1 on topic 2016 Chevy Malibu 1.5, Timing settings request
those gear are also cam phasers or actuators depending on what you want to call them they do move to change the timing i am just not sure if you should be able to move them that is why i am asking if the other one moves also?
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07 Aug 2019 10:59 #32575 by forumoto
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Yes, both moves,

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07 Aug 2019 12:06 #32577 by PDM
Can someone look up a service procedure for this? I know Fords are locked when you install them. These may be free until they fill with oil the first time.

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07 Aug 2019 17:50 #32586 by tim.smith1
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here is what alldata says
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