Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cam chain adjuster tensioner broken

asked by on

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

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Cam chain adjuster tensioner broken

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transfer box gone on Audi A4 DTM - how much to repair? 2006 Audi A4 Quattro

Hello - if you are able to release the clutch in any gear, and get no motion, a shaft or final drive gearset in the transmission has failed. The only real hope here is that a shifter cable has failed...

Q: Chirping rattling noise hood

The tensioner pulley is near the top center of the engine. It is easy to spot as the back of the belt rides on the tensioner pulley and not the ribbed side. Removing the belt to access the pulley...

Q: I have an Audi Avant A4 2002 car which came with a different navigation system.

Hi there. What I suggest is removing the navigation system from your dash and look at the back of the system. There will be a serial number that you can use to locate the type of navigation system that the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...