How do you know when to change the tensioner because you have a ticking noise?
from which part of your engine is the ticking noise coming from. if is the TOP it would most likely be lifter noise.try using a thicker oil.
1994 probe GT 2.5 v6 5speed - Will the timing belt tensioner cause a little ticking noise and if so is it hard to install one or costly to replace the belt?
Failing bearings and spring loadings of the tensioner assembly can cause noise and belt tracking. However, timing and other mechanical issues can also cause ticking and clicking noises. The tensioner and idler pullies in addition to the belts are not considered a costly repair for this application. It is advisable to have the condition verified by a professional before replacing perfectly functional parts. However, belts are routing wear items and should be replaced at appropriate…
ticking noise is usually "lifter noise". if this noise increases in speed when accelerating then it is "lifter noise". just change your oil.and or maitain proper oil level.try using a medium to thick oil 20/30 20/50 , there is a product call lucas which also helps your oil lubricate the engines moving parts easier. i have use it, and it works , it takes a few miles but it works.
Try to locate the ticking noise. Is it the engine? Is it ticking when you are driving? When you are sitting still? It could be as simple as a stone stuck in yoru tire, everytime it hits the road it ticks. it could be a lifter in the engine. Try to be more specific as to where and when the ticking happens.
My 2002 Cavalier just had the brake pads changed the car still makes a ticking sound while I am driving and when I push down on the brakes they have very little pressure and the car slightly shakes?
The ticking sound is coming from the valve lifters. When the oil filter is changed, air is introduced into the system, which causes air bubbles to form in the oil. This causes the valve lifters to "leak down", which is what causes the ticking sound. It can take several days for the bubbles to dissipate. It's annoying, but harmless.
Yes, its actually a chain that looks like a motorcycle chain. It goes around a set of gears and has a spring loaded tensioner made with plastic. The tensioner looks like a small curved lever with a guide for the chain to run over and a coil spring around its bolt to provide the tension. After many miles, like 120-150K, the chain stretches and the tensioner wears out. The first symptom is a ticking noise…
If the ticking is coming from the top of the engine it is likely the Hydraulic (valve) Lash Adjusters. A fresh oil change using a quality oil and ***an OEM filter from the dealership*** should clear the noise up within 15 minutes of driving. Use of a non-OEM filter can cause valve train ticking noise.
Before I can answer that question, can you describe where the ticking noise is coming from? Front of the vehicle? Rear? Engine? Is it coming from your Wheels? If its coming from the front of the vehicle you might require an oil change. If its coming from the rear of the vehicle it could be your axle. If its coming from your wheels it could be either wheel bearings or a backing plate for your…
If your vehicle has a timing belt and not a chain, you need to replace it immediately. My distributor made the same ticking noise and it turned out to be the timing belt had a frayed piece on it and this piece was the source of the noise. Before I could figure it out, the belt broke and left me stranded on the roadside.