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Old 06 Dec 2013, 05:52 pm
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Default Front of engine noise ?

Im looking at buying a 2003 GT.

It does have a noise on the front of the engine (passenger side)
It does sound like a tensioner going bad and changes with revs.

IS this a known issue with these or could it be something else >?

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Old 06 Dec 2013, 06:38 pm
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Default Re: Front of engine noise ?

Impossible to diagnose something like that over the internet.
If you're interested in the car, line up a mechanic and pay for an evaluation - is seller doesn't like that - RUN AWAY!
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Old 06 Dec 2013, 06:54 pm
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Originally Posted by lets_go View Post
Im looking at buying a 2003 GT.
You didn't mention the milage?....But,I will make an important suggestion;If the car has 90,000+ miles,it should have already,or definately will need to have the timing belt,water pump,and tensioner changed pretty soon(price ranges from $800-$1,200 @ shop/Save more $ by DIY-Difficulty level 7-9,especially with out the proper tools).....You can use this as leverage to get the seller to drop the price,possibly by as much as $1,500......But,as quicksiverdon suggested,to be a the absolute safe side,take it to a shop,and ask for a 'Pre-purchase' diagnostic(about $25-$45-But WELL worth it in the long run!)......If you do buy it,Happy PT'ing!
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Old 07 Dec 2013, 03:19 am
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Default Re: Front of engine noise ?

Lets; good advice from randy and don. Although the noise could be something as simple as a PS pump or alternator bearing, you really want to know what it is before you hand over the green. And if the timing belt is due!
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