Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Water pump,timing chain and tentioner replaced

(2004 Dodge Stratus)
in Sylmar, CA on January 22, 2011
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 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
Displaying 1 answers & 1 comments
Popular Answer
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.
on January 24, 2011
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?
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
My 00 stratus 2.4 ran out of gas, added gas wouldnt start. Beat on fuel tank it ran for couple days then nothing. Cha...
My 2003 dodge strattus transmission makes a loud whining noise
Didn't find what you were looking for?