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I get a low rattle/groan from the right front during acceleration. Fades as acceleration ends to no abnormal noise while cruising or braking. Sometimes a low rattle/groan at idle, especially when not in between stops on the Parking gear. No noticeable impact on mileage, handling, braking distance. 96 Chevy Cavalier 185K Mi.No, replacing the car isn't an option.

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  • pierce_presl Dec 08, 2009

    Duh! I forgot that 13 years ago they still made normal cars with stick shifts. It's an automatic.

  • pierce_presl Dec 08, 2009

    (In response to Solution No. 1, which is really a clarification request): The engine is a roaring 2.2L.

  • Geoff Walton May 11, 2010

    is this a standard or automatic?

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Which engine..2.3 quad or a 2.2

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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2009

    at that mileage it is normal to need a timing chain and tensioner , this may be the case. a quick listen with a stethoscope will tell all

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