ANYBODY FAMILIAR WITH BALANCE SHAFTS ON B2600I MAZDA?
2012 All Other Makes All Other Models
October, 10, 2006 AT 4:43 PM
I have a '93 B2600i 2WD 5-spd. It started making a rattling noise from the front most part of the engine where the timing chain and the balance shafts are located. I am suspecting the balance shaft chain. It is early in the week, I wont be able to tear into it until the weekend. Can I still drive it with this noise, it seems to be running fine. I heard it though the grape vine that the oil pump is driven by this chain, then again I heard that it was only like that on '89 and earlier 2.6's. I really need to drive my truck, but I do not want to cause any major damage by driving it like that if it is something that cannot be driven and needs immediate attention. Do I need to park it? Thanks ina dvance for your help.