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

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.

When should a cam chain tensioner be replaced?

between 80,000 and 120,000 miles
When does a timing chain need to be replaced? The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem. Issues with the chain are common in higher mileage vehicles.

What happens when the tensioner goes bad?

Many of the engine’s accessories, such as the alternator, water pump, and AC compressor, can be belt driven. A seized or loose drive belt tensioner can cause the belt to snap, which will disables those accessories and can cause problems such as overheating, a dead electrical system and battery, or a disabled AC system.

How tight should a manual cam chain tensioner be?

make contact with the moving cam chain, back the tensioner bolt out 1/4 turn and tighten the jam nut. (For the finer pitch thread on the APE Pro Series tensioner it is advised to back the tensioner up 1/2 of a turn.) DO NOT over-tighten the cam chain, as cam chain giude damage could occur.

How tight should your cam chain be?

For me on as fresh chain it should have no slack but very slight tension. If you lightly tap it it should not flutter but not be rigid. It’s hard really to describe, it’s more of a feel thing. It will stretch a bit once it runs so you don’t really want to start out with it loose.

What year did Harley change to hydraulic cam chain tensioners?

Regardless, the cam chain tensioner issue occupied more space in Twin Cam forums than the cost of gas debate. All of which in 2007 resulted in H-D modifying the part with a hydraulic actuated tensioner. As it turned out, 2007 was a big year for other reasons too.

What happens if timing chain tensioner breaks?

No matter which type of engine you have, a broken timing chain will cause your engine to immediately stop running and turn off. However, if the timing chain breaks, the piston and valve will collide. The result will be a damaged cylinder head, valve, piston, cylinder, and/or camshaft.

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