Rattling Noise near Harmonic Balancer
Ok, so I had a problem start yesterday where I started hearing a rattling, first thought it was the converter (planning on replacing that anyways) but when it got worse today, investigated, and the best I can come up with is that it'* either the Harmonic Balancer or the Timing Chain.
I've read some other threads to test out other theories first, I removed the drive belt to see if the noise would go away, but it didn't. So I'm really thinking that it'* the timing chain.
If anyone has any other possible symptoms, I'm open to anything.
I've never dealt with this before. And one thing I noticed was the bolt on the balancer is a bit rusted, any ideas how to get it off without stripping it?
Please, any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.