Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by Rethy
I now have 2 separate 1 hour attempts at locating the groove on the tensioner. Went over instructions and wonder if the groove was never machined, I can push the tensioner pretty far but nowhere can a drill bit be used to hold it. Just comes right back up. Very frustrating and appears to be a poor design as I have been pushing on it enough times the nylon is getting marred. What is the procedure to remove the tensioner so I can inspect it?
This sounds really strange. Normally, one only has to push the tensioner down about 1/4" to allow the holding tool to pass the groove in the piston. Only if the chain has stretched abnormally should more be necessary.
I made my tool from 1/8" stainless steel rod I had around. Look at the attached picture, and you can see the dimension of the straight part past the curve of the handle. When the handle touches the front of the timing cover, it is in far enough.
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