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2007 Honda Pilot Question: apparent valve tap after timing belt change

 

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joebarbara, 3.5L V6, Davenport, FL, February 05, 2013, 10:42
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The vehicle was operating excellent. no engine noises. Changed timing belt (kit). Now subtle tapping in engine.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13472 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 05, 2013, 13:05
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    who did timing belt? is the timing right on?

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    joebarbara, February 06, 2013, 08:40
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    yes Belt was on right

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    ziptie12 February 05, 2013, 17:51
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    Did you put a new tensioner in?

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    joebarbara, February 06, 2013, 08:41
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    used a complete new kit, 400$ +

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    ziptie12, February 06, 2013, 18:44
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    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.

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    joebarbara, February 06, 2013, 19:40
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    Am taking Honda to dealer for their analysis. Thank you.

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    globalhelper, February 06, 2013, 20:35
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    1st ? never got answered. who put the belt and tensioner on to start with?

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    ziptie12, February 07, 2013, 02:26
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    Yeah , I was wondering that too................Hope we get a reply as to the actual cause of the 'noise' , now I'm curious!

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    joebarbara, February 07, 2013, 08:28
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    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.

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    ziptie12, February 07, 2013, 15:16
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    Thank you for replying. Hope it's something simple, good luck.

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