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Squealing in Timing Cover Area on Cold Startup on Mazda 323

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The timing belt tensioner pulley may make a squealing noise from the timing cover area on cold startup. An updated tensioner with a thicker mounting bracket to eliminate vibration may be needed to solve the problem.

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5 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994
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