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Q: Cam chain adjuster tensioner broken

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How do I know if the cam chain adjuster tensioner is broken?

A: Hi. If the cam chain adjuster tensioner has...

Hi. If the cam chain adjuster tensioner has broken, the engine will make a rattling or knocking sound that appear to be coming from the top of the engine, which leads to the vehicle suffering in performance. A failed cam chain adjuster tensioner can quickly lead to sever engine damage, I would recommend having the vehicle diagnosed as soon as possible to determine the correct course of action.

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