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Q: Pop in the front right of my engine

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I was accelerating quickly when I heard a popping sound. It was in the right front engine area. It rattled for about 5 minutes - then stopped. Then my car started shaking. What caused this and what I should do?

The noise you heard may have been the timing chain rattling; the chain may have jumped and a valve hit the piston, so it is misfiring and running rough.

I would have a mechanic inspect your car’s shaking issue to see if this is what happened, or if you are having a different problem.

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