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Old 03-19-2017, 03:31 PM
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Help with rattling noise from engine

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Looking for help at diagnosing the rattling noise. I have replaced both tensioners, idler pulley, bearing in alternator, water pump.



Please watch the video the noise can be heard clearly at 9 seconds.



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Hard to tell from the video. A basic: Have enough oil, and does it and the filter need replacing? (Sound could be starved lifters)
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Hard to tell from the video. A basic: Have enough oil, and does it and the filter need replacing? (Sound could be starved lifters)


Thanks for your input. The problem is consistant regardless of the mileage between oil changes.

Could this be a VANOS issue?


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Could this be a VANOS issue?
Possibly. Any other symptoms?
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Possibly. Any other symptoms?


No other symptoms, the car runs great with 193,000 miles on it. I am the original owner and never had the VANOS replaced.


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