car repairs


Question by  Convey (20)

What do I do about an Accord v6 timing belt tensioner leak?


Answer by  mrtn (119)

If your Accord is leaking behind your timing belt tensioner you need to pull it and replace the seals to correct this problem. If you do not it could eventually lead to more serious problems. Be sure when you repair it you do not changed the timing of your engine.


Answer by  NateB (571)

What on earth are you talking about?!? The only thing that would come out of the tensioner is grease from the bearings which means your bearings are destroyed and you need a new tensioner. No part of the tensioner "leaks" anything.


Answer by  Jaggers (1018)

This is a very serious problem and requires immediate attention. Unfortunately there is a chronic shortage of tension fluid in this country. Fixing the leak can be readily accomplished with some JB Weld. Replacing the fluid may involve may require a deal with the Yakusa. Look for missing fingers.


Answer by  Jsands1982 (871)

If you belt tensioner is leaking then you have bigger problem. Belt tensioner should not be leaking. You should remove the belt tensioner unit and check the bolt hole that supports it. If the hole it leaking then damage has been done and more needs to be replace.


Answer by  carguy12 (136)

Most cars i have ever worked on dont have a hydraulic belt tensioner, they are usually spring loaded. If you are seeing oil from the back of your timing belt case, you may have an oil leak. Happened on my tacoma.

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