1999 Chevy Malibu is it a main bearing?

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 111,000 MILES
Car makes rattle noise when RPM is between 2000 & 2500
this noise is new (it has typical lifter noise when cold)
i changed the oil & filter w/no help
i was told it sounded like a main bearing
is it worth it to fix if it is?
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 AT 6:20 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

If this is a main bearing, it will be doing damage to the crank shaft and the longer you leave it the more expensive It will be to repair, I would get a mechanic you can trust to diagnose this first, a bearing failure is not that hard top pick up as the noise is quite distinctive.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 AT 7:13 PM

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