tapping noise sounds like timing chain slap?????
I cannot for the life of me figure out this stinking tapping noise coming from the lower front part of my engine. It's been going on for the last 6 months or so and I've replaced parts left and right withot removing my tiing cover to do some investigating. The only thing I haven't replaced yet is my harmonic balancer, alternator and p/s pump. Everything else is brand new to include an electric fan conversion. I just got the fax from Lou at my local Dodge dealership and there appears to be NO TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER!!! I'm used to working on fords so I've never seen this before. In fords there are tensioners and guides for the timing chains. I'm lost and don't know where to go from here so ANY help at all would be so greatly appreciated. I'm hoping someone out there has ran into this before and corrected whatever was wrong. I'll keep my fingers crossed!