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Recently the car was getting harder and harder to start. It began with one or two extra tries to get the engine to turn over, soon it was 3-4 and the engine would chug and putter out immediately like it was out of fuel. When the final attempt was successful, it was like it started as normal. But then I parked the car in a garage on a slope with very little gas in it. When I tried starting it I attempted around 10 times of this puttering out. Finally something in the engine "snapped" and it only cranks and doesn't get to that point anymore.

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  • stagnantreac Jul 25, 2009

    I looked up timing chain problem and I listened to a sound clip. I've had a problem for the past few months with a rattling/bubbling/gurgling/growling noise that is constant with the engine on, independent of use (it's most obvious when it's idle). I think the noise is similar, but I'm not certain. When I try to start it, it will crank but not even try to start up. Would the timing chain problem affect this?

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This is a Timing Chain Problem

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  • Ronnie Wilson Jul 27, 2009

    Timing Chain Will Certanly Cause a HARD START Problem, Also NO START Eventualy.

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