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Ok I am at a point where I can either pull the engine in the Stang and replace it with a no miles OEm engine or just tear the front end down and replace the timing chain tensioner.. I think that is what the problem is. The car has a ticking/rattle while idling and driving, it got progressivley worse over the past few months. Now the car needs this fixed and I can either repalce the tensioner or do a total engine swap..
What do you guys think??? ANyone had experince with timing chain tensioners going bad? I love my car and just need it back road worthy. BTW 86k miles on the car.
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the tensioner is an easy fix. also look into getting new guides with a higher mileage car
Yeah just get new guides. The guides have plastic on them so that when the chain passes on them it doesn't make noise. When I put my motor back together the plastic fell off my passanger side guide and now I get a slight tick from the chain passing over it. I'd say just take the timing cover off and replace the guides.
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