The damper is located inside the front of the block head on the left and attached to it from the outside with two bolts

When the damper is worn or damaged, in some engine operating modes, resonant oscillations of the leading branch of the chain may occur, which can lead to chain jumping on the teeth of the camshaft sprocket and serious damage

engine. You will need: a screwdriver, a key (preferably a socket) “10”.

Remove the cylinder head cover (see "Replacing the cylinder head cover gasket").

Remove the camshaft drive chain tensioner (see Replacing the camshaft drive chain tensioner).

How to replace the VAZ-2123 chain guide

Remove the sprocket from the camshaft flange without disconnecting it from the chain (see "Installing the valve timing VAZ-2123").

How to replace the VAZ-2123 chain guide

Remove the two bolts securing the damper, starting with the lower bolt, and after securing the sprocket with the chain as shown in the photo, remove the damper by removing the upper mounting bolt.

How to replace the VAZ-2123 chain guide

When removing the damper, hold it securely with your hand, otherwise the damper that has fallen into the oil pan will be very difficult to remove.

How to replace the VAZ-2123 chain guide

Inspect the removed damper.

If its working surface has a deep wear from the chain and chips, or there are cracks and breaks on the damper body, replace the damper

Pay attention to the original shape of the damper - it differs from the dampers previously used on VAZ engines.

Purchase exactly the same sedative.

How to replace the VAZ-2123 chain guide

Install the new damper in the reverse order of removal.

Install previously removed parts in reverse order.

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