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Help from a new member!! The dealer wants to charge me over $7000 to replace timing chain assembly, & everything that goes with it. My engine & EPC light came on about a month ago. The only thing I noticed with the vehicle was occasionally when getting up to speed, it would hang in 3rd gear & over rev. This is a 2007 Touareg V6 with 52000 miles on it. I feel like I am stuck, since they would only give me $3500 on a trade in since they knew of this problem. I know this is a very unusual situation with the low miles I have on it.
 

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52k miles and you need a new timing chain? That's crazy. Has anyone else done an analysis on the car? I would believe 100k or more but I guess I would go to VWof A and get someone to interceed on the problem.
 

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Get a second opinion from another garage, and do NOT mention what the dealer told you.
 

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It doesn't look like I'm the only 1 for this to happen to. I found this article Volkswagen problem sounds identical to my problem. I did take it to a local shop first who works on foreign cars, & they said it was something major, fuel sprocket bolt or something. I have that paperwork at home. Engine rattles when in neutral while revving. Was told that was the chain hitting the engine, & when it lets go.....major engine damage. My engine is good now though.
 
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