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Old 10-08-2003, 08:51 AM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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A collapsed ball stud or a worn rocker or cam can may a very loud and distinctive tapping or knocking noise that varies with RPM. Do a search on "ball stud" - lots of info available. IMHE, a loose chain is more of a steady rattle. Neither is a good noise.
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