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Old 09-04-2016, 07:22 AM
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If it's still making noise it's most likely the primary chain. Next thing I'd do is open the front cover and inspect the components inside.
Yea, That's what I was afraid of. Lol
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Old 09-04-2016, 04:23 PM
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Yea, That's what I was afraid of. Lol
If anything you want it to be the primary chain tensioner. It's the easiest to replace.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:31 PM
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If anything you want it to be the primary chain tensioner. It's the easiest to replace.

I was hoping to get away with just changing the pretensioners. Haha.

But yea, hopefully it's the front chain and not the rear.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:43 PM
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I was hoping to get away with just changing the pretensioners. Haha. But yea, hopefully it's the front chain and not the rear.
Check it first and report back.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:09 PM
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Check it first and report back.
Well, was listening to the the motor rattle away at idle earlier tonight, and I'm pretty confident it's coming from the rear chain. So that's just dandy... Lol I took a video of it for the sound, but can't upload it from my phone (I'll have to break out the laptop later and give it a try).
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Old 09-23-2016, 09:19 PM
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Well, was listening to the the motor rattle away at idle earlier tonight, and I'm pretty confident it's coming from the rear chain. So that's just dandy... Lol I took a video of it for the sound, but can't upload it from my phone (I'll have to break out the laptop later and give it a try).
So you did check the main guide.
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So you did check the main guide.
I haven't done anything to it yet. Other than listen to it rattle.
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:20 PM
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I haven't done anything to it yet. Other than listen to it rattle.
Are you absolutely sure it's the rear guide?
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:55 PM
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Are you absolutely sure it's the rear guide?
80-ish% sure. Lol. It sounds like the rattle is coming from the back of the motor. I know sound can bounce around in an engine bay, but in the wheel wells (both plastic slash guards are out right now) it definitely sounds like it's coming from the back side of the motor.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:47 AM
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80-ish% sure. Lol. It sounds like the rattle is coming from the back of the motor. I know sound can bounce around in an engine bay, but in the wheel wells (both plastic slash guards are out right now) it definitely sounds like it's coming from the back side of the motor.
If you're sure go ahead and pull that valve cover.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:05 AM
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If you're sure go ahead and pull that valve cover.
Would pulling the valve cover just be to get a look at what's going on?
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:56 PM
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Would pulling the valve cover just be to get a look at what's going on?
That and you can see and feel if the guide is broken.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:48 PM
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That and you can see and feel if the guide is broken.
Gotcha. I guess that will be my next move then.
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:25 PM
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Gotcha. I guess that will be my next move then.

Be sure to take pictures so you know where to put everything back together.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:56 PM
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Be sure to take pictures so you know where to put everything back together.
Good call, I can see how you could loose track of things. Might be a good opportunity to pick up a factory service manual.
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