Previous tensioner failure with other makes has taught me that a slack timing chain experiences trauma from a bull whip like action that occurs with the power pulses of the engine. Left unchecked / long term it will cause chain failure. My 1998 Jeep Tj is new to me and 177K miles. Since I'm going in I'd like to replace all of the suspect timing components as a group. Do it once and do it right...
I am new to the 2.5L Jeep engine but have been wrenching for 20 yrs is Jeep 4-cyl timing chain replacement with a new tensioner and gear set an uncommon repair?
I just rebuilt my 2000 Tj motor and used melling for my timing kit. My tensioner looked like it was in good shape so I didn't replace it. The timing kit came with timing chain and crank and cam sprockets .I've got 1200 miles it so far and it's running strong. Melling and sealed power is good stuff. Sorry bout the sideways pic couldn't rotate it.
The plastic tensioner on my 98 2.5l broke and I replaced the timing chain while I was in there. I just used a set from Advance since it was short notice and it worked fine until I sold the Jeep about 30K later.
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I used to shop at autozone a lot. But the last year or so the parts I was getting were very poorly made and I was returning a lot of them for being faulty. I will not be buying anymore parts from them. They do have good deals on oil and stuff from time to time.
I was never suggesting to get the parts from Advance, just merely relating my experience. Like I said, I used them merely because the Jeep was torn down Friday night and I needed it running by Monday morning.
No worries man! I was just saying I'm disappointed in advanced and autozones parts nothing towards u...
No worries, wasn't directing that at you in particular; just wanted to make that clear. I've been burned too many times on water pumps and the like to recommend them. I went through four PS pumps once until I found one that didn't leak.
I have timing chain rattle in my 1998 Wrangler 2.5L / 5-spd. I tore it down today to find PO had recently installed a new chain and a new tensioner. I believe these parts may be incorrect as chain is VERY loose & timing cover shows chain has been slapping it. Also crank gear has razor sharp teeth (bad wear). BUT Before I install my new Cloys timing set I want to double down and verify the year or year range of my re-manufactured 2.5L. ~ since this timing set does not fit all AMC 2.5L engines.