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3-chain IMS procedure: Tensioners

 
Old 07-05-2019, 11:35 PM
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2003 base. I have the crank and all 4 cams locked. Do I need to remove all three chain tensioners? Is there one under the AC compressor?
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:36 PM
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Never mind, got it. Didnít even have to try very hard
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Do you mind sharing your procedure?
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:43 PM
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I basically did the L&N procedure with homemade tools. Didnít take out the tensioner under the AC. I just realized it would pull the other side chain tighter with very little force (short moment on the supported side of the IMS), that it wouldnít be that much of a problem. When I did it the unsupported end of the IMS was maybe 1mm off center and I could easily center it by hand.
double checked the timing when I was done and Iíve put 100 miles on it since.
Of course at 70k miles the bearing that came out seems fine but I can stop worrying.
Thanks again to JFP for his presence and support on this and other forums.
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