Timing belt and tensioner(clicking noise)
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This is a discussion on Timing belt and tensioner(clicking noise) within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I am fast approching 105,000 miles so I know its time to do the timing belt. Currently my car is ...

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    Timing belt and tensioner(clicking noise)

    I am fast approching 105,000 miles so I know its time to do the timing belt. Currently my car is making a clicking noise at idle that I can only hear with the radio off and the windows up and is inaudable from outside the vehicle. I did some reading and I think it might be the tensioner. I purchased the Timing belt and what I thought was going to be the tensioner from napa but the tensioner came in as just the roller portion. Do you guys think replacing just the roller portion will be enough to eleviate the clicking if the tensioner is even whats causing it? Also the clicking seems to go away when its really hot out if that helps any.

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    does it sound almost like piston slap type knocking??does it do it more if it sits for a long period in cold weather..if so it most likely is the tensioner..i recomend buying it from the dealer and replacing the whole thing..you can check the tensioner by looking for oil on the piston of the tensioner..and also look for marks on the top of the tension around the piston..very common problem

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