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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Timing Tensioner

My timing tensioner is going bad. After I replaced it last year. I was wondering when replacing a timing tensioner this time should I just go ahead and buy the timing kit or just buy the tensioner?

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I have a metal sound like the timing chain is losse and hitting something in the motor.. Its only coming from the timing area of the motor. I had the tensioner replaced a year ago for today.

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If you already changed the timing tensioner it may be the water pump / balance shaft chain that you're hearing. This also has a tensioner that could need to be replaced. Getting to it takes a lot more work than timing chain tensioner. I wrote a how to a while back on how to do this

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How would I known which one is bad without taking off the valve cover? Dealer wants $1,100 thats with a20% discount.

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I'm taking it in Monday. The noise is getting louder and my car now idles funny kinda like a heart beat lol!

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1100 to replace a tensioner???

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Yeah that's a bit pricey but I think when they tear it down they replace everything, guides, idler,tensioners and chains. They can't take the chance that something else that's about ready to go, will, with the 90 days warranty they give with the job. So they cover their gluteus maximus. I think if you're going to have it apart might as well.

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In that case, ill time it and replace everything for 500 lol

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