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159 2.2 engine warning and cam drive chain

I am getting a "check engine" warning on my 2007 159 2.2 JTS gasoline car which has only done 55,000 miles. Also the cam drive is noisy which probably indicates a stretched chain, which is the probable cause of the warning. Anyone else had this problem ? The garage that services the car says they are seeing a lot of stretched chain problems - a component that should last the life of the car.
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Had exactly the same on my 2006 159 with 34000 miles... had mine done at mangoletsi knutsford 850 but my warranty paid for it. I am sure there are other garages that are cheaper.

As you say noisy mine is always sort of ticking when running never seems to tick over quiet prob just the way the 2.2 is.
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It's a very common problem on earlier 2.2jts engines in the Brera and 159. Mine is just being looked at AGAIN after a change carried out last year by the previous owner.

My problem this time might also involve the Camshaft Variator. Have a look at my current thread..

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Its one of the Cam solenoids. The genuine ones are about 80 from the FIAT panda garage.
Transformed my car and was a lot happier afterwards.
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