Noisy Tensioner

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Noisy Tensioner

Post by sheheen29 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 pm

Hi Guys

I recently noticed that my 8v cam belt tensioner starting to wind after driving the car hard, especially when revving the motor its a very audible noise.

Just wanting to find out will anything go wrong if I continue driving the car with the noisy tension or should I get it changed asap?

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Re: Noisy Tensioner

Post by Nadz mk1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:51 pm

How old is it? Why not change it including the belt
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Re: Noisy Tensioner

Post by sheheen29 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:08 am

Not sure how old it is. I got the motor in the car for 10 months and just recently the noise started.
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Re: Noisy Tensioner

Post by DCmk3 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:02 am

Would be worth doing a cambelt change in that case, it would only get noisy when it starts to wear out and the last thing you want is the tensioner to seize when driving and eat the cambelt.
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Re: Noisy Tensioner

Post by panic-mechanic » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm

Change it with a new belt asap.
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Re: Noisy Tensioner

Post by sheheen29 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks for the replies. I will have it sorted out soon.
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