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Old Mar 12th, 2014, 03:06 AM
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Exclamation I think the timing chain tensioner has gone bad.

I've only had the car a month and it just hit 81,000 miles today. It has had a little noise on startup since biting it but I thought it was just injectors. Today it got very loud when I started it and never stopped. After looking around on line it seems as though the timing chain tensioner has gone bad. The car sounds like a diesel almost it's so loud. Any ideas what it costs to take the car to the shop and have repaired, or is it easy enough for someone skilled to do it themselves?

I'm trying really hard not to get bummed out over this.
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Old Mar 12th, 2014, 09:37 PM
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i had this happen a few weeks ago.

Car starts to sound like a tractor..! it cost 98.00 to get repaired, good i thought.

What i would say is get it done asap, this is a common fault also associated with lack of oil and if left can cause more internal damage.

Make sure you check your oil weekly, which I'm sure you know.

good luck.
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Hi ya

Check your spark plugs are in and tight they do come out

If it is your cam chain tensioner it's an easy job little fiddly but ok post 11 will help you

Instructions for replacing Timing chain tensioner? - North American Motoring

Hope this helps
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