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2004 Dodge Stratus Question: water pump,timing chain and tentioner replaced



saki, 2.7L V6, Sylmar, CA, January 23, 2011, 01:32

my car ran smooth , took it to mechanic for routine maintenance. was told water pump is starting to leak. water pump,timing chain and tentioner was replaced....now my car makes a rattling noise. mechanic said its the tentioner and the noise will go away in a few days. is this true.noise is still present

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, January 23, 2011, 08:36

    No, the noise won't go away if a few days. There is a special way to load (pump up)
    the hyd. tensioner on these engines, if it wasn't done right it won't pump up. This leaves a ratteling noise were the chain guide slaps against the tensioner. He will need to go back inside the engine and load the tensioner to repair.

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    saki, January 25, 2011, 02:58

    thank you kindly for your response, i've been driving the car for a few days but long distance can this cause any further damage?

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