Could fixing my cam chain tensioner stop my car from dying.

Asked by Jun 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM about the 2002 Audi A4 1.8T Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2002 Audie A4 dies about 15 to 20 mins after I
start it, sometimes twice. It has died twice and
stayed dead for about and hour and then it started
back up. Would fixing my cam chain tensioner help
with this or should I be looking for a different

2 Answers


Nope, this sounds electronic, some component is overheating. it's going to take a good Audi guy to find the problem, but stay away from the dealer, find a good independent shop that likes Audi vehicles.


If the tensioner is bad the chain should be rattling a lot. A loose timing chain could slip and ruin your engine so take care of the issue!

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