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I need a little assistance as this rattle is starting to get under my skin. My motor has developed a rattle that occurs only between 2000 and 3000 rpms and of course (like most VRs) its more than likely the chains.
I replaced the upper tensioner bolt and it seemed better at first but still same rattle.
Held a long piece of metal to the lower chain cover and the noise seems to be generated around that area.
Chains (dual upper) are all new and im coming up on 3000 miles since they have been in but cannot figure out why its rattling.
Is it possible that the lower tensioner failed, is that common if at all?
I am open to any suggestions as I am not looking forward to the task of solely replacing the lower chain tensioner. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
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Re: Rattle at 2000 rpms (der_Architekt)

when i bought my jetta it had this issue and everyone told me it was the timing chain. so i replaced the timing chain and the clutch while i was at it. and i started it and the sound was still there. someone then told me to check the intake bushings. i said wtf is that and i researched it and sure enough that is what it was. check it out. http://www.gruvenparts.com/web...d=259
 

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Re: Rattle at 2000 rpms (titant3racer88)

http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for crappy bushings! got the new ones in, 20 minute fix.
 

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Re: (wolfjetta3061)

Quote, originally posted by titant3racer88 »
someone then told me to check the intake bushings. i said wtf is that and i researched it and sure enough that is what it was. check it out. http://www.gruvenparts.com/web...d=259

He has an AAA VR6 which means he does not have intake bushings, that would be the AFP VR6 which has intake bushings.
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do u know if its the same part on my obd 1? how much work is involved throwing a new set on?

You do not have intake bushings because you have an OBD I AAA VR6. One difference is AAA has an aluminum intake manifold and the AFP has a plastic manifold. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (VRamateur)

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HAHA thats awesome, none of us looked to realize that he had an older engine... awesome
to u dosmas

Hahaha, yeah Dos is right I got the AAA VR6. Thanks for the thought of helping.
Quote, originally posted by wolfjetta3061 »
check the intake bushings
could this possibly be the problem with my 93 vr? happens in between 2000 and 3000. did u replace them yet?

Ill let you know what it is when I figure it out.
 

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damn.. u guys got my hopes up.. i thought this was gonna be easy.
well anybody know where to get a rebuild kit for a rotomaster T3 T4 60 trim?


Modified by wolfjetta3061 at 12:01 PM 3-26-2009
 

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Re: (wolfjetta3061)

I might have a fix for you. But here is a question for you.
When you hear the rattling do you have the clutch in or out?
It could possibly be your throw out bearing from your clutch.
 

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nah not the clutch.. without question i am now going to check the chain, although im quite sure i will be replacing springs, lifters, valves... **** if i can scrape enough $$$ ill just start from the bottom up, F<ck it
 

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Re: (titant3racer88)

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haha sorry man, i didnt even realize you had a mk3 gti. well good luck with fixing it! let us know what you find.

fixed
David let me know if you will be dropping the tranny, i need to worm up, since i will be most likely doing my chains soon.
 

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Re: (iMAHLON)

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It could possibly be your throw out bearing from your clutch.

I thought about that too but it rattles regardless of the clutch engagement.
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heat shield?

Nope, checked that to and all the nuts are tight.

I drove it yesterday just to see if it magically fixed itself, but to no avail. Yet when I came back to the car and started driving away there was no noise. Good thing I was only a little excited because the rattle came back within seconds.
 

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Re: (der_Architekt)

OK stupid question did you do anything with the subframe? I had this rattle and it was coming from the passenger side support where the chain would hook up to pull the car it was 1 1/2 turns too loose..
 

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Re: (korbela)

my friend just picked up 03 saturn suv, and he is having same issue. his goes away after 3500 rpm
 
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