so i replaced my timing set about 10 000 miles ago and this past week the car has started the rattling sound again that it did when the chain guides failed. anything over 3 grand sounds horrible but after pulling the valve cover the guides look perfect and chain is nice and tight still. at a loss what this issue is since everything seems fine just havent pulled the lower cover yet
I am no 3rd gen guy however I would be checking the serpentine belt idler and or belt tensioner as those Fail and make a ton of noise when the bearing is going bad! This is a common issue with a variety of vehicles.
Did you replace the timing chain tensioners? That should have been done. I guess maybe that's what you meant by "guide".