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A3 1.8 SE engine rattle

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 1234, Dec 5, 2004.

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    [Dec 5, 2004]

    I have got an A3 1.8 SE which developed a rattle that has got worse over a
    period of time. The rattle starts when I begin to accelerate, after 1500 revs it
    dissappears.

    I was told it was the Cam Belt whiplashing and it needed changing - I have
    since had the Cam Belt, water pump and the bearing changed and the noise is still the
    same.

    I did not have the tensioner which is seperate to the tensioner bearing changed because I
    was told it was ok.

    Any ideas as to what the problem might be will be appreciated.

    Amanda
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    [Dec 6, 2004]
    Should always change the cam belt tensioner while changing the cam belt - Its not essential but why NOT bother seeing everything is being done in that area.
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