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Noise when start engine

The engine makes a noise like a loose timing chain slapping against the timing cover only at start. Where can i by variable valve timing actuator and have muth cost&

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I have the same problem with my CX-7, but I haven't find solution yet :( :( :(
They open the engine and replace the timing belt tensioner, but that was not the problem

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