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rvas13
04-26-2010, 07:51 PM
ive been hearing this noise just recently and i pulled my valve cover and removed the top chain guide which i could see some wear marks. the thing that is bugging me is the slack side..the right side i can move the chain a considerable amount. i stuck a magnetic wand down the in between and the magnet pulled the chain and i could wiggle the chain.

do you think its my tensioner going bad?

Max_PSi
04-26-2010, 08:23 PM
What do you mean the top chain guide?

The tensioner requires oil pressure to do its job. If the motor isn't running there will be slack.

rvas13
04-27-2010, 06:56 AM
but i can hear it rattle pretty nastee and last time i checked the chain there wasnt slack at all pretty tight for the most part. now... haha

and by the top guide i mean the bracket thats over the chain between the 2 cam gears

RipthatE
04-27-2010, 08:43 AM
This should help you understand more on the whole wear, and timing chain/belt problems, i know its quite a bit to read but it was referred to me by my auto tech teacher.


Under the Hood: Gearing Up for Timing Chain and Belt Work: Tomorrow's Technician (http://tomorrowstechnician.com/Article/71302/under_the_hood_gearing_up_for_timing_chain_and_bel t_work.aspx)

Max_PSi
04-27-2010, 12:36 PM
but i can hear it rattle pretty nastee and last time i checked the chain there wasnt slack at all pretty tight for the most part. now... haha

and by the top guide i mean the bracket thats over the chain between the 2 cam gears

I had a feeling that was the guide you were talking about. Some ppl just remove that. Its up to you.

What is your oil level at? At the very least you should have an oil pressure gauge.

I would take the tensioner out and see if its going bad. Brand new, I had to use a vise to preset the swing arm on it, it was that hard to push in.

rvas13
04-27-2010, 10:13 PM
I had a feeling that was the guide you were talking about. Some ppl just remove that. Its up to you.

What is your oil level at? At the very least you should have an oil pressure gauge.

I would take the tensioner out and see if its going bad. Brand new, I had to use a vise to preset the swing arm on it, it was that hard to push in.

yeah mine is fucked. its too easy to push it in. ordered a new one so hopefully it will work