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Q: Timing belt tensioner on 2000 Honda Accord

My honda with 182,000 plus miles is due for a second timing belt change. This time I've been told that I also need a timing belt tensioner. The first time I changed I was not informed of this, do I really need to change this tensioner also? Thanks
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Yes, you should replace it. These tensioners will wear out over time and if it was to break, the timing belt will skip and internal damage will occur to your engine. I think it's a good practice to replace the tensioner every time you replace the timing belt, it's just good insurance. This applies to the water pump as well, you will save a lot of labor costs if it is replaced at the same time, rather than if it were to start leaking at a later time.
It's a good idea to change the tensioner every time the timing belt is done--I believe that's the case on this car. Not unusual at all and often a very good idea, especially at such high mileage.
i got a quick question i have a 2005 nissan altima , and i have the same problem i'm on my 2nd belt however now my car seems like it' has a rattling noise , but once i press on the gas it kind of goes away a mechanic told me to put lucas oil and it would go away temporarily, it did , he said it was the timing belt tensioner.. would it be the same problem???
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