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i was helping someone move today and had the tailgate down and lightly bumped a power pole just hard enough to put a small dent in the top of the tail gate now it closes a little hard and the passenger side is off a little,i guess it gives it charactor. i wiil try and tinker with the hinge on the passenger side. my truck has a 4.0 engine and is closing in on 100,000 miles and i bought it used how do i find out if the timing chain has ever been changed?:serious:
 

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Yeah it doesn't take much the sheet metal is so thin 25 yrs ago there weren't 1/4 as many hail damage places as today and it just bites a little deeper because you were doing a favor and new to you. I see em pop on Craigslist all the time for anywhere from $150 an up I have gotten a couple bumpers from rear-enders as most people crash their cars in front the rear parts are relatively easy to get.

This is second thread mentioning timing chain I read this morning. I got mine used also have almost 90 on it without any problem but you'll worry yourself to death about things that might happen if its really bothering you take a look at doing it Ill wait until I get some kind of inclination that they're going and remember MAINTENANCE is your friend. ?Go read some threads look at MSOD that's one to take care of the breather for rear axle also and take a look at thread on known problems there is a wealth of information and Frontier owners a goldmine available here.

But to answer your ? about the guides Ill steal a quote from someone with more mileage answer

I just looked at it and it was your thread lol

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/timing-chain-322401/#post3463033
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"Almost 280,000 miles on my '05 and still on the original timing chain if that helps you."
 

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im close to 170k on my truck with the timing chains making noises. im going to change them soon.


once they start making noises its good to just plan for the future if it bothers you. mine were making noises around 115k if that helps.
 

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I could be wrong, but flipping through the owner's manual on my '16, there is no recommended replacement schedule for the timing chain. Usually, that only applies to timing/camshaft belts, not chains. That being said, my rule-of-thumb on past vehicles has been to replace the chain when they start getting noticeably noisy to the point of it being bothersome.

Good luck in any case!
 

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I could be wrong, but flipping through the owner's manual on my '16, there is no recommended replacement schedule for the timing chain. Usually, that only applies to timing/camshaft belts, not chains. That being said, my rule-of-thumb on past vehicles has been to replace the chain when they start getting noticeably noisy to the point of it being bothersome.

Good luck in any case!
its a known issue with the 2nd gen models that the timing chain guides wear out prematurely.
causing all sorts of noises, i havent seen anyone blow a motor from never fixing it. that being said, my truck is pretty damn loud right now.
 

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well the chain is not noisy yet at least that i can hear over the radio but i too a tire iron and fixed the lower hinge on my tail gate payday i will buy a new one but i got it fixed for now,man those are thine cheap hinges.
 
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