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i replaced the timing belt today and it seemed to help alot... sounds like the noise is coming from the passenger side head. could it be a lifter? or just a rocker arm out of adjustment?
one more question i think lol... been talkin to a couple of people, do you think it could be the timing belt tensioner slapping around? concidering that the noise got quite a bit quieter when i changed the timing belt
how do u go about retensioning it? from what ive noticed it was spring loaded.(not a very strong spring, i can push it with my thumb) and then after u start the vehicle the oil preasure should take over and keep the belt tight. right or wrong? or is it that the little piston that pushes on the tensioner pully defective?
The tensioner pulley is on a cam-style adjuster.
To check adjustment, measure how far the piston is coming out of the "pusher". The piston should not be any further than 6mm out. If it is further, then remove the adjuster and loosen the tensioner pulley, and adjust by turning the center part, then reinstall/retest. Here is an image to help: I looked over the procedure, and it sounds like you may just need to adjust the position of the pulley if it is not tightening the belt enough.
ive had that tensioner off. the bolt that your saying that should adjust the tension is not offset at all. there is no adjustment there. is there any way of testing the pusher
The only thing the service manual has to say about the tensioner is the protrusion of the rod, 4-6mm. If find that the belt is hitting the cover, then your best bet is to replace the tensioner pulley and adjuster.
Also, ensure your oil level is correct and you are using the correct weight. If the oil is too thin, it could possibly have an effect on anything controlled by oil pressure, such as the tensioner.
alright... well i will take a look at it again tomorrow night.. and i will let u know what i find.