1998 Chevrolet Impala loss of power from motor

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 94,738 MILES
While driving my car the check engin light came on and it started to skip and acted like it had no power. When motor is at around 4000 rmp you can hear a ratteling in the motor. Could it be the timing chain needs replaced?
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 AT 3:25 PM

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Tiny
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Before we do anything with the timing, have you scanned the computer to see what trouble code is stored in it? It could be a bad coil, plug. (Something simple)
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 AT 3:30 PM
Tiny
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No I have not scanned computer
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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I recommend starting there. If the check engine light was on, it should give us an idea as to where the problem was coming from. Most parts stores will scan it for free. Have that done and let me know what you find.

Joe
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 AT 5:34 AM

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