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Old 05-07-2008, 05:04 PM
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How is the timing chain involved with the workings of the transmission?
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It is in no way involved with the trans. Complete opposite ends of the engine.


Why do you ask?
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well i read that hard shifting can put strain on the timing chain and cause it to stretch.
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hmm, I have never heard of that before.
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He might mean the transmission drive chain? (link assembly drive?)
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To an extent that can stress the timing chain but that is usually isolated to high mileage manual transmission cars, since the MT is a much more direct drive then the automatic is hard shifting can take a toll, however to date I only know of one person who has blown a timing chain due to hard shifting, and the car was around 200,000 as I recall.
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