97 S10 valves

my S10 motor crashed. Timing chain broke, valves were smashed and we had a valve job. Now it sounds like the timing chain is still rattling. I know most of these trucks sound this way.(all I’ve seen that is) Is there any hope or should we scrap it? I did not do the work on it, he said he changed the whole kit.

The configuration and displacement of the engine in this truck would help responders to give helpful opinions. Is this the 2.5 liter I4, the 2.8 liter V6, the 4.1 liter V6, etc.?

This model year will have either a 2.2L I4, or a 4.3L V6. The 2.5 and 2.8 were long gone by this time.

I’m guessing this is the V6 engine, because I’ve owned two S-10s with the I4 (a '95 and '96), and neither has ever had a noisy timing chain. You’re positive this is the timing chain you’re hearing and not something else, maybe like a loose pulley bolt?

doesn’t matter they are non interference engines. so impossible.