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Loud clunking noise from engine at idle?

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Answered 2007-06-18 16:03:04

First thing is to check the timing belt if it is a 4 cylinder model. These are notorious for a slapping or clunking noise as the belt gets a bit loose. This is esp true if the belt has been changed as the spring loaded belt tensioner is anstalled at that time(not used from the factory). Once again I cannot emphasize enough that people need to buy a good Manual for their car as it answers most of their questions.

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