When the chain tensioner shoe is worn, the tensioner response range becomes insufficient to restore chain tension
The chain starts to rattle while the engine is running
In this case, replace the shoe
You will need: wrenches "for 10", "for 13", "for 17", a special wrench for the crankshaft pulley nut, a screwdriver, a mounting spatula, a hammer, a beard.
Replacing the damper shoe without dismantling the radiator is possible only with sufficient skill of the performer, since the space between the engine and the radiator is very small.
If there is no experience of such work, we recommend removing the radiator.
In addition, for the convenience of work, we recommend removing the oil sump protection and the engine mudguard, since the three oil sump mounting bolts, which simultaneously fasten the timing gear drive cover, are difficult to access from above from the engine compartment.
Remove the camshaft drive chain tensioner (see Replacing the camshaft drive chain tensioner).
Loosen the power steering pump drive belt and remove the belt.
Disconnect the wiring harness from the crankshaft position sensor.
Disconnect the power steering pump from the engine by removing the two front bolts securing the pump bracket
Please note: a spacer washer is installed under the upper front bolt, do not lose it, and reinstall it when reinstalling the pump.
Remove the rear bolt
Remove the top bolt and move the pump to the side along with the bracket and hoses.
Please note: a distance washer is installed under the upper bolt, do not lose it, and when reinstalling the pump, reinstall it in its original place
Remove the pulley nut and remove the pulleys
Unscrew the three bolts securing the sump to the camshaft drive cover and loosen (by turning 2–3 turns) the tightening of the two adjacent bolts securing the sump to the engine crankcase.
Unscrew the remaining bolts and nuts securing the camshaft drive cover and, prying with a screwdriver, remove the cover and its gasket.
Each time you remove the cover, replace the gasket with a new one, even if the old gasket is intact.
Before installation, lubricate the new gasket on both sides with a thin layer of sealant.
Remove the camshaft drive chain tensioner.
Remove the tensioner shoe mounting bolt and remove the shoe
Pay attention to the original shape of the shoe - it differs from the shoes previously used on VAZ engines. Buy the exact same shoe.
Install the new tensioner shoe and the removed parts in the reverse order of removal.