How do you know if timing chain/belt is bad?

Tiny
BARRY724
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  • 1988 CHEVROLET BERETTA
  • 240,000 MILES
How can you tell if timing belt/chain is bad and does it make noises?I hope it is just alternator bearing.
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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 4:38 PM

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Tiny
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It'll make noise if its stretch and also caused by the tensioner
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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 4:46 PM
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FIXITMR
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Use cheap auto stethoscope from harbor freight ($4) or pull alternator belt to see if noise quits.
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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 AT 4:55 PM

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