1999 Toyota RAV4 Q&A

1999 Toyota RAV4 Question: knocking noisr in the front part of the motor

The car has a knocking noise in the front of the motor and when the car is warmed up it goes away. Is this in the timing or one of the pumps? -
Answer 1
hard to say but if it was in the timing cover area, the noise would not go away. sounds internal from your description. take it to a shop and have them evaluate it and give you a bid. engine work is very expensive and whatever bid you get will only be the start till they open it up and see what the failure is. roy -
Answer 2
Your RAV4 has a timing belt, so I doubt it is the belt. As the previous respondent stated, it could be one of many things: belt tensioner, internal mechanical problem, water pump, etc. I would suggest you have someone look into it before it escalates into a more expensive problem. -