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1999 Dodge Intrepid Question: timing chain

 

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marx_z, 2.7L V6, Saint Paul, MN, February 18, 2011, 11:21
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There is knocking noise in the front of the engine,how can i be sure is the timing chain? is loose like a 1/4 inch is this normal?

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    Johnny Mopar February 18, 2011, 12:35
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    Remove your accessory drive belts and run your engine just long enough to see if the noise is gone. If the noise is strill present, you can use a stethescope to islolate the source of the noise. The timing chain uses a number of guide tensioners and this repair is best left to a qualified technician at your local dealership.

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