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Hi guys, need to replace timing chain Tensioner and looks like bracket of alternator on the way. Size of the tensioner housing nut is 27 and socket does not go through the hole in the bracket.

Please share the easy way to do it. Thanks in advance for reply. Alex:)
 

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2.3 huh ? Dunno IF there is an easy way, unless you source or make a specialised box end to fit. Other question is: why do you need to remove the tensioner? You can unload it by removing the small nut. Resetting the clicker /ratchet is tricky but doable.. I managed... somehow.
 

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sorry. 2,3L 9000 CS.... I need to check it cause of light rattling sound during warm up. it is sign of .... hope not worn chain (fingers cross) ... it's only 150.000 on the clock...

I am asking about (if somebody did it) step by step procedure .... I do not want to dismount half of the engine ...lol ... thanks guys
 

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you need to remove dogbone upper motormount, the alt, and bracket to get to it

could be other things besides the tensioner, sometimes balenceshafts make an rattle when sprokets fail

mike
 

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Chain tensioners are basically "life of the car' durable. Highly unlikely/improbable that swapping in a new one will do anything at all for your chain rattle.
New chains are surprisingly inexpensive.. less $ than a tensioner too.
 

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Yeah - the new ones are nice and rubbery, softer than they used to be I think.

If you're getting chain slap, it's probably not because the tensioner is an issue.

Drew
 
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