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Thinkin of buying a 2002 kompressor but there’s a slight

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Thinkin of buying a 2002 kompressor but there’s a slight rattle under the bonnet which goes when you touch the pedal?
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: Not sure if it’s the chain? Owner says it’s to do with the car getting to pressure as he had it serviced recently
JA: What is the model of your '02 Mercedes?
Customer: 230 kompressor
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Haven’t bought it yet
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes how much is this
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Car has full service history
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** the car cold when you first started it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thinking about buying it owner said it was like that getting up to pressure , he had it serviced recently and was told that was what it wad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thx
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it likely to be timing chain?

Yes he is correct it is not an issue it is the timing chain tensioner you can hear.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is that ok then
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If need be how much would labour charge be for a timing chain

Yes they all do it it just sounds scary if you are not used to it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you sooo much x

No problem regards Gavin.

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