The timing chain tensioner guide makes sure that the timing chain stays taught at all times. This ensures that there is no play in the timing chain and this, in turn, reduces the chances of the timing chain slipping or jumping off the timing chain cog. If the timing chain does come off the timing chain cog, the engine and valves can be damaged and this can be very expensive to repair.
The best time to replace this component is when the car is due for its timing chain replacement or when your servicing dealer suggests that it be changed. If the timing chain is going to be changed, then it is suggested that the timing chain tensioner guide be changed at the same time. Simply log onto 123spareparts.co.uk and type your part requirements (in this case, a timing chain tensioner guide) into the search menu. Once you are at the menu that you require, punch in your vehicle’s model, make and engine capacity to locate the timing chain tensioner guides suitable for your car. Add the parts you need to your online basket and then move to the checkout phase of the purchase. Here, you can punch in the delivery address and make the online payment.