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03.07.2006: Timing chain
Fit the timing chain sprocket and hang the chain off it so the colored link matches the notch on the sprocket (there are two other colored links on the other end of the chain that will match the camshafts).

Saab B204/B234 engine assembly. This engine is found in all four-cylinder Saab 900 and 9000 from 1994 to 1998, as well as 1999 9-3. Newer cars with B205/B235 engines have certain differences, but the procedure is largely the same.

Tools and supplies:

  • 27 mm socket: crankshaft pulley, timing chain tensioner;
  • 19 mm socket: flywheel;
  • 19 mm wrench: to hold camshafts when tightening;
  • 16 mm socket: spark plugs;
  • 14 mm socket: camshaft sprocket bolts;
  • 13 mm socket: drain plug;
  • 12 mm socket; chain tensioner plug, upper timing cover bolts;
  • Torx E16 socket: head bolts;
  • Torx T40 socket: timing cover, oil pan, valve cover;
  • Torx T30 socket: endplate, DI cassette, timing and balance chain gear;
  • torque wrench (or two - for high and low torque fasteners);
  • large snap ring pliers: oil pump cover;
  • rubber mallet;
  • gasket maker.

 

 
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