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Old 06-23-2007
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rattling nosie

when i give my truck gas it makes a rattling or peckin nosie on the driver side and it woont do it if im not givin it any gas i let off and it will stop any one have this i have a 04 xlt
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Old 06-23-2007
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no mechanic but it could be number of problems
valves is what im thinking, but like i said im not a mechanic
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Old 06-23-2007
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Timing Chain Rattle?
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^^ that would be my guess
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Could be pre-ignition (pinging). Try a tank of 93 octane gas to see if this eliminates the noise.
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Old 06-23-2007
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My guess is your primary chain tensioner.
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Old 06-24-2007
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I'd second the cheap gas and some pinging. Mine does this once in a great while, probably due to a less-than-perfect truck of gas that the gas station got.
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Old 06-25-2007
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my 01 does that too it runs fine i was thinking it was maybe just something to do with the throttle cable being loose?
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