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BMW 550i GT xDrive Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement Cost

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The average cost for a BMW 550i GT xDrive Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement is between $3777 and $4717. Labor costs are estimated between $3590 and $4529 while parts are priced between $187 and $188. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
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Best Practices

When the timing chain tensioner has failed, there may be damage to the timing chain guide rails of engine front cover, so the technician may recommend further inspection or changing the oil to inspect for debris.

For engines with more than one timing chain tensioner, they should be replaced as a set.

Common Symptoms

A worn timing chain tensioner will allow the timing chain too much slack, and this may lead to a slapping noise - especially on cold start-up.

Timing chain tensioner wear may cause the check engine light to illuminate, and the engine may run rough, hesitate, or stall.

Common Misdiagnoses

The sound of timing chain slap is similar to a tapping lifter at startup, so many times they are not replaced because the sound goes away after a few moments.

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Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for a Timing Chain Tensioner Replacement is between $3777 and $4717 but can vary from car to car.