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1992 ford tempo engine rattle

Engine has rattle on belt side replaced belt and tensioner but still there.when i take some tension off belt it goes away.dont here it in park,just when i trn on lights or a.c. or in drive. also goes away when driving or raising idle with accelerator

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the light comes on at idle when I raise the rpms the light goes off battery is good and belt is good

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    on my 07 F 150 the battery light comes on at idle then goes off when I raise the engines rpm battery is good and belt is good

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    hanbrake rattles on irregular surfaces. rattle goes away if handbrake is pulled up slightly



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