Hey all i have this rattle coming from my engine! Its been doing it for a while now, just noticable if starting in front of car, but lately it seems to be getting louder. I can notice it in the car now, and seems to get a tiny bit louder when the revs rise.
The sound seems to be like a metal vibrating on another piece, but its fairly quiet, but enough to make me wonder what it is.
The noise seems to be coming from the front of the engine, under the rocker cover.
The most likely cause will be a broken timing chain guide, I'd suggest removing the rocker cover and inspecting the plastic guides, while you are there check to see how much slack is in the chain itself. Other than that it could be a lifter, idler pulley, its really something you have to search for with a screwdriver to your ear
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the guides will do ... also removing teh radiator to do this job will make everything a lot easier
u wprolly will only need teh right and left guide ... thats it ... i paid 50 bucks for both guides and took me and afternoon to do
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