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1990 Nissan 240 sohc ka24e timing chain is loose oil light is on and went on when the loose rattle began I pulled off the valve cover to confirm its loose and cranked the engine while cranking I noticed there is a spot it seems to tighten also I replaced pressure switch and pump

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Here's a link to your timing chain.

Posted on Jul 14, 2013

  • thomas_alber Jul 15, 2013

    Can't click the link

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    Thomas Perkins Jul 15, 2013

    You can go to,and join there site,it's free then you can use there repair guides,I sent you there timing chain removal guide.



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Check you Mas Air Flow sensor or MAP sensor.

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SOURCE: Nissan KA24E rattle at start up

ah the venerable napz motor extra coil extra plugs and a weak oiling system check oil filter bypass for coked stuck return many miles on motor? if crank bearings are failing no oil can get to top (warm metal things swell and make it less noticable)

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the rattle you probably were hearing was the timing belt tentioner pulley. if it broke then the engine will be out of time

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SOURCE: 1997 nissan pickup 4wd, just had timing chain

Not likely. You have a 4 cyl engine with over head cam. It has hydrolic lifters. If it wasn't making the noise before he replaced the chain, then its something he did...or didn't do. If it was making the noise before, most common reason would be 1 or more lifters not pumping up. If you have a six cyl, no one changed the timing chain, (It doesn't have one!) The 3.0 6cyl has a belt.

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