So there is no signs? I am not sure if the noise is coming from under the valve cover or behind the power steering pump. The car is running rough on an idle. It seems to run ok at highway speed. Only thing the engine noise is there at an idle an highway speeds ( louder on gear changes). If I do take the valve cover off. How hard is it to put back on? Also, if the chain is loose can a novice mechanic (I have worked on my cars doing brake jobs, replacing starters, and one head gasket job) replace it or am I out of my league? I just do not want to replace a timing chain and still have a crappy running car. One last thing - can a bad alternator produce the problems I am taking about? The alternator is on the passenger side under the power steering pump and the sound may be coming from there.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 AT 5:46 PM