Rattling noise from timing belt tensioner at higher mileages on Geo Prizm

Problem Description and Possible Solution
The timing belt tensioner may make a rattling noise at a higher mileages. This is due to the adjustment being at its limit. Our technicians tell us the range of the adjuster may be lengthened by elongating the slot where the spring attaches by 2-3 mm to remedy this problem.
Problem Data
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Average mileage: (–)
3 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997
3 people reported this problem