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We had the same problem.It was resolved by using parts from the original manufacturer.When compared to generic aftermarket parts,you can see huge differences in the adjuster,and even in the chain.We used the original sprockets,which were still fine.Contact me for more info if you like.

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Q: Why would a 1997 Sunfire keep breaking timing chain tensioners?
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