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Hi, I have a magna 2001 3.5l vrx,my problem is. seems to be only in the winter months I have a rattle in the motor at a cold start, it sounds like a disel. sometimes its worse then others and sometimes it dont do it at all, every year its getting worse,ive asked mechanics and they all say something differentand when they have tryed to hear it it didnt do it, there is a guy on utube that has the same noise as mine and he said he changed the engine belt tensioner and it fixed it.you can google magna cold engine rattle you will see wogs magna cold start engine rattle from utube if you listen to it mine sounds the same. please give me your advise as i want to fix this problem as it sounds terrible and im scared something will advantally go...and cost me alot of money that i dont have.thanks for your timecheers kaylene    PS: had tick the lancer box as no options for magna

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SOURCE: noise from front of motor

Yes the idler pulley can make noise, but not very common. It can do it though.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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SOURCE: tension pully is loose making the belt rattle

It sounds like you have a broken serpentine belt tensioner. The tensioner should always be tight, it is spring loaded and you would have had to release the tension on it to have put the new belt on.Depending on what engine that is in yours, this could be an easy fix or a hard fix. The tensioner on a 2.2L is made into a large plate bracket that is attached to the front on the engine and several other items have to come off to replace it.The tensioner on the 3.1L v6 is smaller and has one bolt that holds it on.Either one is available at the local auto parts store.

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Posted on Apr 20, 2009

SOURCE: Engine ticking noise on cold starts

Sounds like a stuck valve lifter. I'd use some oil additive for unsticking lifters.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an Isuzu Rodeo 3.2 L when the engine is

if you dont plan on rebuilding the motor then just put some thicker oil in it!

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: A rattling sound in the front left of car caused by small bumps.

I think he means the stabilizer links. They look like this.
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Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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