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Engine making loud sound when attempting to start.

Starter seems to turn over followed by loud clanking sounds. Fan belt seems fine and no visible problems. Oil is still at good level. Car had been making small noises from area around fan belt the day before. Engine died shortly after starting and now will not start.

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Diesel or Petrol?

Any warning lights on on the dash?

Oil pump working ok?
Check your timing belt?

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SOURCE: 2001 Chevrolet K1500 5.3 engine has a jingling noise around fan

it could be the tensioner .or it could water almost have to take off belt and spin by hand the individual pulleys. also wile fan is still on and truck is off take the fan see if it moves back and fourth front to back it should have no play in it .because it is attached to the water pump shaft.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My engine makes a high noise on starting at the fan belt area, though the noise stops after two minuts, whats making the noise.

a bearing in 1 of the pulleys is going bad

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SOURCE: 91 buick regal 3.8L is making a loud clank noise in belt area

did you check all the pulleys for smooth operation and looseness? did you check that the crank pulley and damper are OK?

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SOURCE: engine is making loud noise from rocker cover area. oil pressure

tapets or camshaft has gone, check them out before you start it again

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Altima - when fan starts (to cool engine

Might be the fan bearings are going bad and letting the fan wobble abit on start up. Check for cracked fan blade, or loose.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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