||04-03-2010 08:33 AM
Timing chain question for 2002 Tracker 2.0 liter
I know this is a Vitara forum but from what I have seen the Tracker and Vitara are very similar. I appreciate any help
I have noticed a noise coming from the engine compartment that sounds like a rattle. At first I thought it was the muffler or other parts on the exhaust but now I am not sure. The muffler has been replaced (only the rear muffler portion not the section attached to the engine) after it rusted out but the noise is still there.
The noise is not noticable during acceleration. It only seems to be there when the car is running at a set speed or idling at a 2000-3000 RPM. The engine has 85000 miles on it. Can the timing chain be rattling against the cover? If I bring it in to have this replaced can someone give me a rough idea on price so I don't get ripped off? I need to get this fixed. Seems that if the chain breaks the engine will get trashed....bent valves etc