Abnormail Noise From Front of Engine on Suzuki Grand Vitara

A knocking sound may be noted from the engine when warm due to improper drive belt tension. Correcting the drive belt tension will commonly repair this concern.

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Average mileage: 51,577 (17,700–74,608)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
9 people reported this problem
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Engine knock noise though no performance issues. Knock tends to go away when a/c compressor is activated.
There is a loud knock in the engine, it has been going on for a few months now. I took it to an auto repair shop today and they told me it could possibly be the drive chain...not sure! I will be getting a second opinion because they are trying to tell me the labor alone is $1300.
Disgusting noise when car is not yet warmed
We haven't gotten it fixed yet, but have noticed a "clunking" or knocking sound coming from the engine. I'm hoping this is the issue, ours does it even while cold though. Hoping it's not the tranny!
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