Re: Timing Chain Tensioner
[quote author=unicaller link=topic=109671.msg2254752#msg2254752 date=1208908013]
Anyone know how to tell if the Tensioner has failed? I have a very loud rattleing/slaping sound that happens on startup and any time the engin is not at a pretty stable RPM. It reminds me of my old Nissan 720 when the timing chain guide broke.
I pulled off the valve cover and the chain looks fine, I can't see much of the tensioner or guide though. I am going to take off the timing chain cover and oil pan tonight to make sure it is not some other bottom end issue.
P.S. this is on a 2005 2.3 with 68k.
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