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A complete job would include replacing both chains, all plastic chain guides, the balance chain tensioner, and any worn sprockets. This requires pulling the engine out, removing the valve cover, timing cover, and oil pan, and usually includes putting several parts through a chemical wash to remove oil deposits. Between $1300 and $2k in the US, depending on what parts are replaced.

A simpler approach is to remove the timing chain tensioner to measure the tensioner extension and estimate the chain slack, and the valve cover to inspect the timing chain and the sprockets. There is no easy access to replace the balance chain.
 
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