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Hydraulic Tensioner Question

Old 04-02-2018, 12:28 PM
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Hi friends.
I had been changing the water pump in my 2006 Sebring cabrio last weekend, I mounted the timing chain, but when I checked the timing chain, rotating the crankshaft, a weird sound came from the hydraulic tensioner, this is a new tensioner unit, but this is my first time so I don't know if this is normal in a new tensioner or this is a fault condition. I not sure if starting the engine the tensioner will have its own internal working pressure and the "jump" will dissapear?

This is a video from my car and the weird noise

Another question, (my Sebring has 60000 km) do you recomend to change the timing chain guides?, or I should keep the used units?

Regars from Chile!
Old 04-02-2018, 03:57 PM
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Since you are already into the engine that far, replace the guides. It will save you from having to do them later, and having to strip the engine down again to do so.
I did not hear anything strange in the video.
Old 04-03-2018, 08:20 AM
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Thank you, I'll change the guides and apparently the tensioner is oscillating due it's not taking working pressure yet. I think that starting the engine the oscillation should disappear

Old 04-03-2018, 11:59 AM
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The shop manual advises that until the oil pressure comes up, the chains will be noisy.
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