1999 Toyota Camry Is this timing belt too loose?

Tiny
KNUCK1723
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
I am helping a friend whose 1999 4-cylinder Camry just started a making really loud knocking, diesel-like noise. It also sounds like the timing belt is flapping against the inside of the timing belt cover. I took the timing belt cover off and found that there is 1.25 inches of free play in the belt. I don't know enough about this engine type (nor does the manual indicate) to know if this is okay. I have a picture showing the free play at http://www.dnsppp.net/nmills/camry

Thanks in advance.
Niles
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 9:31 PM

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Tiny
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Try adjusting the tensioner
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Saturday, February 28th, 2009 AT 9:38 PM

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