Set out to relocate cam cover gasket 2004 1.8 compact and noticed end piece
broken off top chain guide. 78000 Car running great with no misfire just small rattle on start up. Question can I get off with just replacing chain tensioner as some have done and seem to be ok.
I changed my timing chain tensioner today. It sits on the passenger side of the engine block near the A/C compressor. Very very easy DIY and I encourage this done as PM.
The chain tensioner itself is comprised of the bore, piston, and spring. The bore and piston do not need to be replaced...
I just had my upper chain tensioner + guide replaced, and immediately after this was done, the car is sluggish and throwing the following codes (Peak description):
- Intake camshaft VANOS, over-advanced or system perf.
- Exhaust camshaft VANOS, over-advanced or system perf.