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

 

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bddl, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Castroville, CA, May 03, 2011, 12:07
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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?

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    mastertech6371 May 03, 2011, 12:17
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    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

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    fahonda from Foreign Affair Honda Acura Toyota Lexus, May 03, 2011, 14:14
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    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.

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