My truck is a 98 GMC Sonoma and last night I was turning into a parking lot when the knock started, its been getting progressively worse and now just 15 miles later its horrible. I was curious if i could get someone who had the same problem describe their symptoms? Maybe then I can narrow it down to the timing gears with out digging into it. Thanks so much.
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1998 GMC Sonoma Question: I have a severe knocking sound in the front of my engine.
Answer #1pushrod July 25, 2014, 17:38Master
Take the belt off and see if noise stops.
Replygmcsonoma994, July 25, 2014, 20:21Rookie
I did this morning and it persisted, what are your thoughts on the timing chain tensioner? could that make that loud of a smacking sound?
Replypushrod, July 25, 2014, 20:55Master
It ain't the chain on this engine!!... Most likely deeper, sorry... Have a mechanic listen to it.