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Same rattle and noise

I have exact rattle ad noise and I don't know if it's from the compressor,I think it might be the belt tensioner because at idle it doesn't do a thing as soon as the idle goes a little lower it starts rattling with the noise.Did any of you fixyour problems?Thaks

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  • copilul1 Jul 21, 2009

    Actually when the AC comes on there's no problem,when I put it in drive the rattle starts.If I stop at light I hear it.If I switch to Neutral it stops.I looked and saw vibration underneath.Also the belt makes the high pitch noise once in a while.It's a new belt,I hear the AC clutch and or the alternatr berrings could cause it.THanks in advance guys for anymre input.



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Also on these KA24-DE motors, the timing chain upper tensioners(when worn) rattle at low rpms. Sometimes even the A/C when turned on can cause it to dissipate by increased idle, or appear at switched off or vice versa!! Check if the rattling is coming from inside the LH side (drivebelt side) of the motor.If it is replace all timing chain components.....Hopefully this helps

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This is easy one if you put the a/c on do you hear the rattle if yes then shut off the a/c if the noise go away then it is the compressor

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