Symptoms Of Timing Belt Tensioner Failure

Some timing belt tensioners last a long time. Others don’t last all that long. Usually, the tensioner is replaced along with the timing belt. When a timing belt tensioner fails, it loses tension. As a result, the timing belt becomes loose and the valve timing can be thrown off. This leads to engine performance issues.

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Is It The Timing Belt The Tensioner Or The Idler Pulley?

When an engine has timing belt issues, the root cause is not always the timing belt. It may be the timing belt tensioner or the idler pulley. It’s important to know which part is failing. That way, you can replace the failing part (and any other affected parts) to bring the timing belt assembly back…

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Setting Timing Belt Idler Torque

When installing a new timing belt, it’s important to tighten the timing belt idler pulley to the correct torque specs. The pulley can get loose over time from vibration. So when you’re in there, it’s worth taking the time to retighten the timing belt idler pulley. It’s very important to set the right amount of torque.

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Educating Customers On Timing Belt Tensioner Replacement

The timing belt tensioner is a part only a few customers know about. So when customers find out that their timing belt tensioner needs replacing, they may get confused or skeptical. Some may even refuse a timing belt tensioner replacement. It’s simply because they don’t know enough about it. That kind of negligence will be…

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