Don’t ignore those little noises. Usually simple, small fixes can turn into large and extensive repairs.
In this case, the issue was caught before any serious damage occurred. It could have been a lot worse.
The customer brought their vehicle in with a slight noise coming from the vehicle, almost un-noticeable. Upon inspection, we found the cam chain tensioner had begun to weaken, and wasn’t holding the chain tight enough. The effects of such you can see in the image below, the chain began scoring the adjuster housing.
With a new chain, and adjuster the vehicle will be all good to go.
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