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Old 03-02-2019, 03:30 PM
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Timing belt tensioner issues

Hi I have a 2002 Acura TL type s and have been having an issue with the timing belt tensioner, it failed when I got the car and I then replaced it and it failed again within 2 weeks, trying to find out if the idler wheel could be bad causin it to fail or the other tensioner, was hoping to get other people’s opinions before I go throwing money at it
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The timing belt tensioner failed, twice, and you didn't bend any valves? Sounds odd.
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The timing belt tensioner failed, twice, and you didn't bend any valves? Sounds odd.
i did a compression test to see if anything was wrong and it was 200 across the board
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Why is there normally something wrong with the valves if the tensioner goes?
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Why is there normally something wrong with the valves if the tensioner goes?
Yes, if the tensioner goes then the belt will jump teeth and you will bend valves.
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Yes, if the tensioner goes then the belt will jump teeth and you will bend valves.
well basically the tensioner does not completely fail it just starts making a horrible noise around 1k to 2k rpm and when I pulled the front cover off it was coming from belt vibration so I changed the tensioner and it stopped that belt vibration for a couple weeks and now it is back, I assumed it was the tensioner failing
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I ordered another belt tensioner so I am going to install it and see if it will last longer and hopefully it completely stops the noise
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