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Can ayone recommend parts replacement to remedy the chain noise? (without replacing the entire thing)
Not sure if the bolt should be replaced with a new and imporoved bolt?
Also, should a guide be replaced as well?
The car is a 1998 Jetta VR6; 85000mi and I have located the source of the noise to the left rear upper part of the engine, (very near the bolt)



Modified by eurotrash_pd at 8:11 AM 3-19-2010
 

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Re: Chain noise from upper tensioner bolt area. (eurotrash_pd)

You can replace the tensioner bolt with a new one. Fairly quick diag. If you swap it out and are still making noise there's no sense in only replacing one guide / chain, etc. You can pickup an entire chain kit with guides and tensioner from germanautoparts for 160 - 180 depending on your setup (Dual Chain / Single). I personally wouldnt go through the effort to pull everything apart only to worry about the other parts that werent replaced.
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Re: Chain noise from upper tensioner bolt area. (Metho)

Took it to a qualified engine rebuilder.
We took apart the upper half and he can't see any problem in there.
I'm not sure if he tried anything with the bolt..
 

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Re: Chain noise from upper tensioner bolt area. (eurotrash_pd)

Strange...
I replaced my chains and guides over the summer and still has always made a slight noise. I guess once you've had chains brake on you your always a bit paranoid.
Good luck.
 
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