View Full Version : 2005 3.2 possible tensioner replacement ?

03-08-2016, 04:43 PM
So for a while now I has problems with the car stalling out of no where after it idles for a long time. I had changed out all the cam sensors and solved my problem for a good 2 months. I kept being told it might be the tensioners on their way out due to the start up rattle noise. This past week the car takes longer to start and today it started turning off before I left for work. I bright home my snap on scanner and pulled these codes out. Keep in mind my car is high mileage, do you guys think I should go ahead and tackle the tensioner job for both sides or what do you think could also be causing this http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160309/0d48d36a912a848747ef1dc34c5f2a92.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160309/b97e91fbb5d08341b939b41f7747bc47.jpg

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03-09-2016, 03:18 AM
My car was stalling I changed the sensor to diagnose the issue it fixed it and it's the cheapest

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03-09-2016, 11:12 AM
I had that happen to me last year, car just died for no apparent reason, when I scanned it had the low pressure sensor error, paid $35 or so for a new sensor and swapped them out and never had another problem again. Yours might be different as I did not and still do not have any rattle on startup but that sensor warning was just a failed sensor killing the engine on mine.

03-09-2016, 11:05 PM
The rattle isn't too loud. I can only hear it every know and then on cold starts but since I do not know what timing service was done I wanna get that out of the way since I drive the car about 100 miles a day and I'm up pretty high. The turning off issue comes and goes but I think it's that sensor. It usually happens but I'm planning on changing that sensor out and also changing the fuel filter as well while I'm at it

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03-10-2016, 02:39 PM
I believe if it were your tensioners, then you would be hearing that noise all the time, not just during a cold start. Since your codes are fuel related, I would start by changing the fuel filter. It's a $35 part and has solved several starting issues I've had in the past.