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    Ticking Noise after Timing Belt Change: VID

    2002 WRX

    I just replaced:

    1. Timing Belt
    2. Cam Belt Tensioner
    3. Pullies
    4. Waterpump
    5. Thermostat

    Started it up and started hearing this ticking noise that is constant with my rpm's. It doesn't go away when the car warms up. Here's a video

    YouTube - 02 WRX Ticking Noise

    Any suggestions?

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    Well if the noise wasnt there before you did all the work than i would def. go back and double check everything is tight....are you absolutely positive the timing marks are dead on? I have seen a few techs put timing belts back on DOHC H4's...start her up...clack clack clack clack clack....only to find out they were off a a couple teeth....Personally I would go back and double check t-marks and everything....by the way how many miles are on the car?

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    Yeah, you need to go back in. It sounds like it might be the tensioner. Let us know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Yeah, you need to go back in. It sounds like it might be the tensioner. Let us know how it goes.
    I replaced my belt tensioner with a brand new one...would it be ok to use a c-clamp to push the tensioner down?? or does this destroy the seal in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigshot View Post
    I replaced my belt tensioner with a brand new one...would it be ok to use a c-clamp to push the tensioner down?? or does this destroy the seal in it?
    It should be ok. Just do it slowly. I believe they say that it should take 2 min. to compress it fully. I have done it w/o trouble.

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