Timing Belt Tensioner

Timing Belt Tensioner

A timing belt tensioner does exactly what its name suggests, providing the right amount of tension to a timing belt. Depending on the model, a timing belt tensioner can be either spring-loaded or hydraulic operated.

If your timing belt tensioner fails to operate properly, you can face a variety of engine-related problems:

  • Grinding or roaring sounds coming from the timing belt area
  • Slapping or scraping sounds from the engine
  • Loose timing belt, skipping a tooth on the camshaft gear
  • Illuminated check engine light

Timing belt tensioner replacement

It is always a good idea to replace your timing belt tensioner every time you replace the timing belt or water pump.