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Old 02-10-2003, 01:52   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys is anyone able to scan ( or explain ) the part of their workshop manual which shows you how to install, adjust the timing chain tensioner for an EA, I really really need to see how it goes together as mine is in pieces. Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 02-10-2003, 02:18   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like you need some special tools to do it. Workshop manual says:

1) Replace tesioner and outer retainer using tool No. E9338-A
2) Release tensioner using tool No. E9338
Insert filter and centre retaining plug
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Thanks for that, there are ways around having to use the tools, what I actually need is to know how to setup and adjust a brand new tensioner, I got a very sudden timing chain rattle yesterday ( replaced timing chain 4 months ago ) so i pulled the tensioner out and its in pieces and very worn. So if I get a brand new one will I be able to set it up like my old one, leaving a little slack to accomodate the wear of the old one?
or is there a special procedure I have to follow?
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if anyone can scan the tensioner section could u please email it to
XmFoRdFaLcOn@austarnet.com.au
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ok from what I have gathered from other posts, let me know if this is correct.
When installing the new tensioner, I slide the inner part into the hole ( locking mech, spring and plunger ) Im supposed to use a special tool but can use an allen key to lock the inner part of the tensioner using a screwdriver to "put pressure on it" in order to lock it into place. Once thats locked in place I then screw in the outer body of the tensioner ( big threaded part with two holes ) then once that is in place i can unlock the tensioner using the above method through the centre of the outer body, then screw in the adjusting nut until there is enough tension on the chain.


Is that correct? or close? or have i misunderstood?
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someone out there must have a manual they can scan for me, I cant find anyone in town who sells them!
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well it turns outone of my guides may be broken, they were "supposedly" replaced when the timing chain was done 3 months ago. I cant seem to get the chain tight enough, I have even tried a bit of a spacer which made it rattle a little less, but nowhere near acceptable, so it looks like ill be ripping the timing cover off this weekend, the joys of owning a car - if you want things done right, do it yourself
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i done mine twice in one weekend because i thought i had a crack in the timing cover turns out it was the chain damper leaking oil on the waterpump housing
,the pain in the arse was you have to drop the sump also its never been the same since,leaking oil.
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Death rattle gone, but for how long?

Ok started playing around with the tensioner again this morning, pulled it out gave it a bit of a cleanup, then as I was screwing it back in, for the first time I actually felt a little resistance...so I thought ok see how it goes, bolted the power steering pump back on, started her up and there wasnt a rattle to be heard! took it for a spin, switched her on and off a few times and its still quiet. Can anyone explain to me why I would suddenly get a bit of tension on the chain after a whole day spent failing to do so?
maybe the oil feed hole was blocked? who knows but for now I am happy that its quiet, but for how long?
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