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Old 10-23-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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How hard are chain tensioners to change

2001 S had a quick grind 1st cold start all the other starts were fine,isnt that the chain tensioners,.?? its a corner car lot sale 80.500 miles they want 9.990.00 ,some loose interior pieces,.but all cosmetic items seem fine,.?? Thanks
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Old 10-23-2018, 08:37 PM   #2
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Rattle at start up is usually chain tensioners. Grind (like gears grinding) at start up is usually starter motor not disengaging due to worn solenoid (it will do this intermittently).
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Old 10-24-2018, 04:34 AM   #3
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Yes, probably starter motor. In any case, a PPI is a must!
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:13 PM   #4
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ok,..This noise was like when you start the car,but its already running,and you try to start it again
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