Camshaft Chain Tensioner
Camshaft Chain Tensioner Removal
This is a non-return type cam chain tensioner. The
push rod does not return to its original position
once it moves out to take up camshaft chain slack.
Observe all the rules listed below:
When removing the tensioner, do not take out the
mounting bolts only halfway.
mounting bolts from this position could damage
the tensioner and the camshaft chain. Once the
bolts are loosened, the tensioner must be removed
and reset as described in "Camshaft Chain Ten-
Do not turn over the crankshaft while the tensioner
is removed. This could upset the cam chain timing,
and damage the valves.
For the front chain tensioner, remove the lower air cleaner
duct and left air cleaner base holder (see Fuel System
The procedure to remove the front chain tensioner is as
Loosen the lockbolt [A] and remove the tensioner cap [B].
Remove the tensioner mounting bolts [C] and take off the
For the rear chain tensioner [A], removal is the same as
for the front chain tensioner.
Camshaft Chain Tensioner Installation
Be sure to install the camshaft chain tensioner after
camshaft chain is timed.
Push the stopper [A] to release the ratchet and push the
push rod [B] into the tensioner body.
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