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I have rattling noise coming from timing belt area. what should I do

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Check the belt idler for bad bearing (common problem),and or the chain tensioner with a stethescope, the auto repair will try and sell you a new timming chain, the tensioner can be replaced from the out side of the engine

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The belt may be loose or the tension idler may be failing.

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