apparent valve tap after timing belt change on 2007 Honda Pilot

The vehicle was operating excellent. no engine noises. Changed timing belt (kit). Now subtle tapping in engine.

by in Davenport, FL on February 05, 2013
2 answers 8 comments
ANSWER by on February 05, 2013
who did timing belt? is the timing right on?
COMMENT by on February 06, 2013
yes Belt was on right
ANSWER by on February 05, 2013
Did you put a new tensioner in?
COMMENT by on February 06, 2013
used a complete new kit, 400$ +
COMMENT by on February 06, 2013
Might be worth a second look under the covers to make sure everything is still in correct time (if it's running , most likely it is) and that ALL bolts brackets etc. including the tensioner are OK. If the tensioner is faulty or loose that may lead to the belt jumping which will then lead you to jumping and screaming and all that bad stuff we don't want! UNLESS you have no oil in the engine the valves are NOT the noise!!!..........Much cheaper to double check all work , than it is to buy an engine! Don't drive it til fixed.
COMMENT by on February 06, 2013
Am taking Honda to dealer for their analysis. Thank you.
COMMENT by on February 06, 2013
1st ? never got answered. who put the belt and tensioner on to start with?
COMMENT by on February 07, 2013
Yeah , I was wondering that too................Hope we get a reply as to the actual cause of the 'noise' , now I'm curious!
COMMENT by on February 07, 2013
I will not name the shop (local repair). You each have helped me realize it is likely something was missed or misaligned and that is why i am going to a honda dealer. Thank each of you for stimulating me to take a deeper look.
COMMENT by on February 07, 2013
Thank you for replying. Hope it's something simple, good luck.