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Sounds to me like the belt tensioner needs replacing.When you do this check all other idlers and water pump.Fit new belt..Good-luck....

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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    sonic_tap Jan 05, 2013

    The grinding noise was actually the gears of the timing belt rubbing on the timing belt cover. just had to be tweaked back into place. we knew the tensioner had to be replaced.



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