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Author Topic: Timing Chain/Gears Eroded and Destroyed my Engine - 2010 Terrain  (Read 434 times)
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« on: January 11, 2017, 09:15:07 AM »

Hi,

I just got a bill from the dealer to fix the issues that my timing chain and gears caused.

My terrain is a 2010 2.4L and has 170000kms so the kms are high (unfortunately 10k out of the powertrain warranty).

They said that the gears eroded over time and the shards made their way through the engine block destroying everything. So I just spent $1770 in parts and $1680 in labour to everything to be fixed. They had to replace the camshaft actuator and solenoids (both heavily covered in metal at the screen), remove all the metal from the oil pan, replace the fuel pump (yes, the metal made its way into there), replace the left balance shaft and a damaged sprocket, replace the balance shaft chain and guides, and replace timing chain.

My total bill came to $3914....BRUTAL!!!!!!!

I really wish something could have been done before this happened...
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 09:45:20 AM »

Hi,

I just got a bill from the dealer to fix the issues that my timing chain and gears caused.

My terrain is a 2010 2.4L and has 170000kms so the kms are high (unfortunately 10k out of the powertrain warranty).

They said that the gears eroded over time and the shards made their way through the engine block destroying everything. So I just spent $1770 in parts and $1680 in labour to everything to be fixed. They had to replace the camshaft actuator and solenoids (both heavily covered in metal at the screen), remove all the metal from the oil pan, replace the fuel pump (yes, the metal made its way into there), replace the left balance shaft and a damaged sprocket, replace the balance shaft chain and guides, and replace timing chain.

My total bill came to $3914....BRUTAL!!!!!!!

I really wish something could have been done before this happened...

Crazy, idk how people afford it!

Is your Terrain paid off? I would have ventured about getting another vehicle, the $4000 you spent might be worth more then what the car is at this point.

I had this repair done, but I was way below the KM so I was fine
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 11:01:55 AM »

you just spent that money---
im sure the vehicle is still in great condition on the inside and outside---

drive that vehicle and put another 170,000/100,000 miles on it.... (take care of the trans)

$4000 is less than $35,000.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 02:33:36 PM »

$4000 is less than $35,000.

+1

I don't encourage people to throw money at a problem, but too often this equation is forgotten.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 07:01:04 AM »

Out of curriousity, how much would a brand new motor cost? To late now but if others see this they can know what to expect.

Thanks and I pray you have no more problems.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 07:08:43 AM »

Out of curriousity, how much would a brand new motor cost? To late now but if others see this they can know what to expect.

Thanks and I pray you have no more problems.


Ask a ColdCanuk lol

He just spent $4000 on a new Transmission
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 08:59:11 AM »

Ask a ColdCanuk lol

He just spent $4000 on a new Transmission
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Yikes, I think I remember reading that thread.

My extended warranty is over in 4 years. I may trade it off than.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 07:14:07 AM »

Hi,

I just got a bill from the dealer to fix the issues that my timing chain and gears caused.

My terrain is a 2010 2.4L and has 170000kms so the kms are high (unfortunately 10k out of the powertrain warranty).

They said that the gears eroded over time and the shards made their way through the engine block destroying everything. So I just spent $1770 in parts and $1680 in labour to everything to be fixed. They had to replace the camshaft actuator and solenoids (both heavily covered in metal at the screen), remove all the metal from the oil pan, replace the fuel pump (yes, the metal made its way into there), replace the left balance shaft and a damaged sprocket, replace the balance shaft chain and guides, and replace timing chain.

My total bill came to $3914....BRUTAL!!!!!!!

I really wish something could have been done before this happened...

Good Morning redengineer,

We certainly understand how frustrating this could be and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Please know that if you have any vehicle trouble in the future, feel free to send us a private message so that we may connect you with the appropriate team in your region to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Philip J.
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