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Old 01-26-2011, 07:05 AM
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the tensioner was replaced, but the guy that installed it, told me he kinda pryed into place. he said he had to bolt one side in then pry it into place to get the other bolt lined up. im gonna pull the tensioner off tonight and see if it can be reset.would you guys recomended replacing te tensioner or just try reseting it first.

The tensioner is hydraulic and you are better buying a new one. Re-setting the old one is a "PITA". It is an interferance engine and will bend valves. So you want this to be correct IMHO. But i guess it Depends on how hard the guy Pulled on it he might have damaged it already.
But i would loosen it up and see if it will release and re-set. Before i went out and bought a new one. But that's just me besides that if it is screwed up he did it not you.
So your mechanic should be responsible for that IMHO.
Have you talked to the person that did the work about the problem you are having with it ?

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ive been talking to the guy that did the work the first time, im working on the car now beause he is tired of trying to get rid of the noise. he has me working on the car cause ill do side jobs.

he told me last night that he installed everything and when it came down to the tensioner, he didnt know the proper way to install it so just try to compress it a little, got one bolt started and pryed into place and started the other bolt. ever since then he has had the chain slapping noise.
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the tensioner was replaced, but the guy that installed it, told me he kinda pryed into place. he said he had to bolt one side in then pry it into place to get the other bolt lined up. im gonna pull the tensioner off tonight and see if it can be reset.

would you guys recomended replacing te tensioner or just try reseting it first.
I wouldn't remove it, instead I would try to depress the plunger/piston until it either clicks into the retracted position (then you'll want to depress it yet again to release it) or it extends into its correct position.

Look at it like this: If you remove it and set it into the retracted position then reinstall it, you will still have to figure out a way to release it. My thoughts are that it's better to leave it on and do it that way.

It's going to be a little difficult to get a tool against it to pry or push the piston back into the housing. But I'm sure if you're careful and persistent you'll figure out a way to do this operation w/o any damage to anything.

If you're not satisfied that you've heard/felt the 'clicks' of it locking into the retracted position, and/or releasing to the extended position, I suppose replacement w/another is an option- but I would think you'd be able to work w/what you have just fine.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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the tensioner was replaced, but the guy that installed it, told me he kinda pryed into place. he said he had to bolt one side in then pry it into place to get the other bolt lined up. im gonna pull the tensioner off tonight and see if it can be reset.

would you guys recomended replacing te tensioner or just try reseting it first.
I agree with cobalt here, I wouldn't pull it just yet and as stated you should be able to make the one you have work. But you might have to loosen it up just a little when trying to get it to re-set. JMO

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ill for sure try to depress it in to the piston first before pulling it off the engine. ill let you guys know what happens. thanks again for all the knowledge and assistance.
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