Rattling noise coming from engine/distributor
I have a 2001 Xterra with rattling noise coming from the distributor area. Thought I just needed new distributor replaced but just had good mechanic look at it and take it apart. He said distributor was fine and said rattling noise is below it and would need to take some stuff apart to find the real problem. He mentioned possible timing belt, water pump problem but could be anything without looking. The car has 88,000 miles on it. We are 2nd owner got it around 58K miles and did tune about 3 years ago so thats been not done for financial issues, car runs really good though but this rattling noise when accelerating in 1 & 2nd gear for few secs then goes away is really annoying. Any suggestions to what this may be?