Remove it slowly so the chain doesn't jump a tooth, as the chain will be slack. The mileage is 139 000 km. Is this what you mean by the belt tensioner? But that noise only happens when the car sits for some time. The socket is used to remove the Power Steering Fluid Reservoir, to give you more space to work. The garage didnt even want to turn it until they had to so i suppose that is a good sign they know what they are doing. When doing any sort of repair or maintenance there is no replacement for genuine factory parts. My fuel consumption is about 10.
I had 2 mechanics look at it. Any one had the same issue? If your car still has the old style tensioner change it to the new style as well. How often am I supposed to change the timing chain? All depends on how many teeth it jumped and if the valve timing was advanced or retarded. From 1992 and up, the 6 cyl 323, 325, 328, 335 series had a timing chain. The belt go on the waterpump, powersteering and alternator.
For longer life with less maintenance, the Sentra engine uses a timing chain instead of a cheaper, but quieter, timing belt. Timing chain , I was told should be replaced every 100k as they stretch , and the guides and rails should also be changed as well cos the plastic gets brittle and breaks. Also when changing the chain , what should be changed with it in order to prevent future issues? The thing is if this failed, you'll not be able to drive and it will probably cause a lot of dommages. Cause for contaminated engine and sensors? Once you have hand tightened it, then use the round end of the 27mm spanner to finally tighten it. Do the tensioner , It does wear out over time. My primary mechanic must still look at it though. When any of the many sensors or control valves do not get the right signal the system goes south causing a heap of problems.
I believe that noise we hear is Oil pressure related. If yes, you're hopefully in luck. This would most probably be the root of all the evil. The chain is what's under the valve cover, like you said under the oil cap. Also when changing the chain , what should be changed with it in order to prevent future issues? I spoke to a Dealership and they told me that it should be changed every 100 000kms , My cars mileage is now at 233 333 Exactly. Should I change this again? Like starting it in the morning. Well the slapping noise in the timing tunnel was a result of the chain not being tensioned enough.
All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of Turner Motorsport. Replacement specializes in body parts and lighting products; it also stocks electrical, brakes, suspension, intake, exhaust, cooling and heating parts. Once you pull out the Tensioner, pull of the old washer that might be stuch to the engine. The belt tensioner is the tensioner that keep the belt on the pulleys. Change Duration: This should be changed at 80,000 miles - provided you have the old type, if you have the new type, then I don't believe it needs to be changed. Replacement brand parts are the most affordable solution for your replacement needs! So browse around our great selection of car parts and let's help with that auto repair or car upgrade! The screw driver is to remove the engine cover and the spanner to remove and fit the Timing Chain Tensioner.
Is this what you mean by the belt tensioner? For longer life with less maintenance, the Sentra engine uses a timing chain instead of a cheaper, but quieter, timing belt. I also get that loud and scary noise when I start the car. As the location is a bit ackward, you may not be able to use a torque wrench, in which case just tighten it, but don't kill it! This is the tensioner with the flat face rather than the keyed face that grips the tensioner rail. The chain was changed at at 120 000 or around there. See section to check whether you already have the new one fitted, in which case you do not need to change it.
Thanks guys for all input. Any one had the same issue? As you can see, there aren't many tools required for this job at all. Hi, Well yes the chain under the oil cap is still intact but is loose, and so I do think its the tensioner. The cause, faulty design, and a up-dated tentioner. Also need to do valve stem seals. The chain was changed at at 120 000 or around there. If the chain skips enough, a valve will be open and may hit the top of a piston, and you'll be out of pocket a lot more than if it just needs a new tensioner and timing.
The cause, wear and tear and the use of a cheap and nasty engine oil. I was told that when these faults occur then it is the timing chain , either it needs to be replaced , the tensioner needs to be replaced or the timing is out. Also the new redesigned chain tensioner was used at the time of the change. I think what's failing on you is the belt and not the chain. From 1984 to 1991, the 6 cyl 325 series had a timing belt. This new Tensioner has more tension, so you will need to push with both hands and at the same time turn it to tighten it.
Also the new redesigned chain tensioner was used at the time of the change. Also make sure that the Valvetronic system is parked in the right spot, other wise there will be a loud crunch and the next best option is to locate a used engine from a wrecker. The garage are taking the head off today to determine the exact problem but im dreading the call! When doing any sort of repair or maintenance there is no replacement for genuine factory parts. It will also make a huge racket. The vanos timing gears also need to be reset back to the home position. Also , how big of a job is this , to change the chain? Place a tissue underneath to catch the small amount of oil that comes out when you remove the Tensioner. Finally start the car and see if it sounds ok.