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Toyota Camry Rattling noise from timing belt tensioner at higher mileages

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2007

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 198,816 mi (80,000 mi - 267,000 mi)

The timing belt tensioners may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us that range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 186,000 mi

    rattling noise at low rpm. my mechanic initial thought is tension/ tensioner adjustment. I will find out Nov. 16.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 258,000 mi

    Same as above, but seems to ease up as engine warms up.

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