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Old 04-27-2022, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Rattle at start up

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My 96 plain Jane sounds awful at start up. Almost like dieseling. Very Rattle sounding. I checked the chain and it is tight. Any ideas? Could be something loose, but I don't think so.
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Old 04-27-2022, 02:27 PM   #2
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How did you check the chain? At the top of the sprocket or down the side of the chain? Is the noise internal or external to the engine?
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And how did the chain tensioner look?
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A section of broomstick can be a good indicator on where a noise problem is, as long as the engine isn't shaking where you place the broomstick and put it to your ear. Have to determine where noise comes from.
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if the chain was never replaced, or you do not know if it was replaced than I would highly recommend replacing it and the guides.
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