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    Drive belt Rattle

    Hello!

    My car seems to have developed a rattle, me and one of the guys from work had a look earlier, i'd already looked and narrowed it down to the drive belt area but he noticed that one of the pulleys had a slight movement in it as if the bearing had gone?

    Has anybody else come across this? How much it cost to get fixed??

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    the rattle i had was the timing belt tensioner i heard its quite a common fault but if you think its the drive belt then whip it off and check the pulleys easiest way of knowing mate

    do you know when it last had a timing belt?

    hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by carnuts View Post
    the rattle i had was the timing belt tensioner i heard its quite a common fault but if you think its the drive belt then whip it off and check the pulleys easiest way of knowing mate

    do you know when it last had a timing belt?

    hope this helps
    hmmmm, i would if i had the skill to!

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    get the haynes manual out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by astra_dave View Post
    get the haynes manual out!

    I have looked! But looks a bit scary!

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    Hi Guys,

    Yesterday I started up my car after finishing work and it sounded like a tractor, I think it may be the Chain but i'm unsure. I dare not drive the car now until I have had this checked out, how much of a task would it be 'work involved to look at my self?' I'm at work at the moment and my manual is at home, its just bugging me so much, ive just forked out £500 to have the car repaired from an accident o.. and I quit smoking on Monday.. this is not helping!
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    KuTz - to check the tensioner/chain etc you need to get the side cover off the engine, and enter the realm of oily bits. But by the time you've done that you are best part of the way through the strip down to change it anyway.

    Changing it yourself isn't too difficult, and on a par with doing a cam belt. all the bits (chain kit, crankbolt, gaskets) will set you back about £150ish

    But don't drive the car until it's been checked over and given an all clear, or you could be looking at a much bigger bill

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