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Old 09-18-2014, 08:23 AM
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so what happened was after i replaced the back hydraulic tensioner with a new one (just for preventative maintenance) the engine on the upper left side is making a bad ticking noise like a lifter is sticking. did i screw anything up or is it just bad timing. ( as in i did nothing and that was going to happen anyways). i hope i didnt mess the engine timing up just by putting in a new tensioner.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:48 AM
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no one knows anyting?? any input would help
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:12 AM
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Check your belt. With the new tighter tensioner there may be a lump on the belt that hits the pulley where your hearing the noise. If you need a replacement I rev omens a gatorback belt.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: ticking noise after tensioner replacement

I don;t see how replacing the serpentine belt tensioner would hurt the timing.
--are you sure it is not coming from a pulley?
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: ticking noise after tensioner replacement

Pull the valve cover and have a look.
If you don't see a problem, pull the new tensioner and check it.

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Check your belt. With the new tighter tensioner there may be a lump on the belt that hits the pulley where your hearing the noise. If you need a replacement I rev omens a gatorback belt.
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I don;t see how replacing the serpentine belt tensioner would hurt the timing.
--are you sure it is not coming from a pulley?
He's talking about the timing chain tensioner.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:22 PM
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Did you use a genuine ford tensioner? If not, get that mofo out and put a real one in! Just spent the last two weeks dealing with what sounds like an identical problem. Also, did you prime the tensioner before putting it in?
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: ticking noise after tensioner replacement

just to let everyone know im talking about the hydraulic chain tensioner not the serpentine belt tensioner and yes i did prime it and it is legit ford part.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:00 AM
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just to let everyone know im talking about the hydraulic chain tensioner not the serpentine belt tensioner and yes i did prime it and it is legit ford part.
Did it get rock solid when you primed it?
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:20 PM
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yes i submerged it in oil and primed it. not sure why it would start making a noise by just replacing the old one for preventative maintenance. sounds a little like chain rattle or valve tick. why would replacing it cause that?
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: ticking noise after tensioner replacement

I went through a similar problem but what happened to me was using aftermarket tensioners. I'm going to be uploading a video of the sound my truck made soon, I'll send u the link to see if it was the same noise
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:36 PM
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ok sweet ill try and post a video of my noise. kinda weird we both have the same problem.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: ticking noise after tensioner replacement

What's more strange is that yours occurred with Ford parts
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:47 PM
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http://youtu.be/c2x3TDep_qg

this should be a link to a video with the noise it is making.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:49 PM
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That does not sound the the noise mine was making
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: ticking noise after tensioner replacement

well thats not good so do you think mine sound more like a valve issue?
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