IVS 360 TEAM TACKLES TIMING CHAIN RATTLE

The Opus IVS team recently supported a customer with a Mazda 6 2007 timing chain rattle on start-up

All Opus IVS mechanical repair solutions come with live repair guidance from IVS 360 OE-brand-specific master technicians.
Opus IVS says its IVS 360 support is a unique offering in the automotive aftermarket, offering live repair guidance worldwide to help workshops and technicians fix complex vehicles safely and fast.
Using the DrivePro’s “market leading” diagnostic software and extensive product knowledge, the IVS 360 team identifies the cause and steps needed to fix vehicle faults.
Opus IVS says its IVS 360 provide technicians with the confidence to repair the most complex vehicles fast with live repair guidance from OE brand-specific master technicians.
Opus IVS’ experts remote programming services provide access in real time directly to vehicle communication systems to diagnose, program and calibrate vehicles.
It says this eliminates uncertainty, giving workshops the confidence to get the most complex vehicles back on the road.
Customers can quickly and easily request support from the IVS 360 team directly from their DrivePro device.
The IVS 360 team recently supported a customer with a Mazda 6 2007 model year which would make a rattle noise on start up.
Following is the essential cause and repair step guidance that was provided to the customer to get the vehicle back on the road fast.

Affected vehicles:
• Mazda 6 (2007 – 2012) | 2.2 D
• Mazda CX7 (2006 – 2012) | 2.2 D
• Mazda 3 (2008 – 2013) | 2.2 D

Fault: DPF Light flashing on Instrument Panel Cluster.

Fault Codes: P1336 – Camshaft Crankshaft sensor range performance PCM – Engine Control Module

Symptoms: timing chain rattle on vehicle start up.

Possible Causes: timing chain could be stretched or has become loose.

Repair Steps:

  1. Connect DrivePro device
    a. Read out DTC for engine.
    b. If P1336 is set and DPF light flashing while the engine is running check timing chain.
  2. Remove valve cover: once valve cover is removed, the timing chain, camshaft gears and valve train are exposed.
  3. Check tension on the timing chain: check the timing chain for any slack by pushing on the chain on the tension side. No slack should be felt.
  4. If any slack is felt, then the timing chain kit will need to be replaced. It is advisable to replace the oil pump chain at the same time.

All Opus IVS mechanical repair solutions come with live repair guidance from IVS 360 OEM brand-specific master technicians.

For more information on Opus IVS diagnostic solutions and how they can help your workshop, visit www.opusivs-au.com or contact 03 8561 7600 or sales-au@opusivs.com