How much does it cost to replace a cam chain tensioner?

March 13, 2021 Off By idswater

How much does it cost to replace a cam chain tensioner?

The average cost to replace timing chain tensioner is around US$1000 to US$1600. In which the service is around US$600 to US$1000 while aftermarket auto parts are estimated between US$450 and US$600.

How do you know if your cam chain tensioner is bad?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Chain Tensioner

  1. Engine may stall or run rough.
  2. Noise in the front of the engine (a rattle or rumble, associated with engine speed)
  3. Check Engine Light may illuminate and set misfire, camshaft sensor, and crankshaft sensor codes.

When should a cam chain tensioner be replaced?

The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem.

What is a cam tensioner?

A camshaft tensioner is what holds the timing chain in your car appropriately taut. As long as the tensioner does its job, the timing chain stays securely in place and your Audi runs properly.

What does a bad cam chain tensioner sound like?

Listen for a metallic sound that resembles a rattling or scrapping noise. The sound can be intermittent or constant, but it will be a metal to metal contact. Such a noise will reveal a loose timing chain hitting the inside of the timing chain cover every time it rotates. You might also hear a metallic slapping noise.

What does a bad tensioner sound like?

A belt that is not properly tensioned will start slipping. A loud noise when the engine is started or when the steering is turned all the way to one side are some of the symptoms of a loose belt. There is a belt that keeps slipping off the pulley.

How does chain tensioner work?

The chain tensioner attaches to the derailleur hanger and plays the role of a t-pulley stretching the chain and ensuring proper tension. Chain tensioners come with either a push-down or push-up spring.