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To get a new cambelt?

I think mines fucked. I was driving to work this morning and kept hearing a funny noise so turned off my music. Kind sounds like something loose flipping round!! Would that be the cambelt?

Im getting two new tyres today before i go for a warrent at $250 a pop Neutral
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Im pretty sure if it was your cambelt, your car would not still be going!!!

Get someone to check it out ASAP.
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Maybe its really loose n about to go?? Confused
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Its more likely a fan belt.

I would go to a mechanic without driving it too far, you gotta be careful with cars!
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if your cambelt/timing chain broke you engine would be munted. car would not go.

Probably a shredded fan belt, easily fixed.

But 'loose and flipping about' could be a lot of things.

Like sexaddictgirl - she is very loose and flips about. Wink

Good luck.
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yup if your cambelt goes, best case the engine stops, worst case it stops in spectacular fashion as the pistons hit the valves causing MUCH pain and suffering.
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Just is right, cambelt doesn't turn.. engine doesn't go, likely to root it well and proper too.

Perhaps its one of your other belts?? Air Con, Power Steering, Alternator (the battery charging thing), or even your fanbelt?? (far keeps car cold)?

Its kinda impossible to guess without even knowing what sorta car / year it is.

Get someone to help you.. someone with a small amount of car knowledge should be able to give you a rough guess.. otherwise take it to the shop soon.
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oh and it's impossible to even speculate anything without knowing what car it is.

hell your car could have a timing chain even.
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Let's guess what sort of car it is. Prize = bottle of absinthe.

I'll say '97 Corolla hatch.
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i say rav4 Razz
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not with those tyres!

I say a souped up impreza or something...
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I say RAV4 too Razz hehe

Probably got electric fans,
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Its a '94 Toyota Rav 4

Will definitely take it to someone to get it checked out but was hoping for an estimate on how much im gonna have to look at forking out
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PhunkyDave said:
I say RAV4 too Razz hehe

Probably got electric fans,
blower


go us
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fanbelt will cost less than a bottle of absinthe.

Which is what this interlude appears to have cost me!

Smile
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Haha Sez you cheated!

Yeah its a Rav 4 with 235/70/R16 tyres Mr. Green they're actually a lil big for the car Laughing but i bought it that way.
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dont get too hot becks - fanbelt problem could cause overheating, crack head. Get to the service place soon.
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I still reckon i'll be an electric fan, my Toyota is.. athough completly different car.
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davidc said:
dont get too hot becks - fanbelt problem could cause overheating, crack head. Get to the service place soon.


Oh man, this sounds bad. Crap. Well its only 3.4km to home from work. Im taking it to Frank Allen Tyres in about 10mins to get the two new tyres.

Is there a mechanic thats not going to rip me off somewhere near vic park?
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Your Toyota has a non interfering valve assembly so if your cambelt breaks, the engine stops working but doesn't get fucked. Great huh? Smile
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Smiley said:
Your Toyota has a non interfering valve assembly so if your cambelt breaks, the engine stops working but doesn't get fucked. Great huh? Smile


Heh.. sweet!
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yup, what smiley said. most toyota engines are non-interference.

and each and every single car with a transversely mounted engine (fwd), and virtually all modern longitudinal engines (rwd), don't have a fan belt since they have electric fans.


cambelt replacements suck because on most modern cars they are a pig to get to, and also you have to replace the waterpump and a few other things usually, simply because for the amount of about you're forking out for, it makes more sense to do them while you've got that part of the engine opened up anyway.
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Crap. I think i just had some of that stuff replaced a couple of months ago when i had it serviced, total cost $500!

So I'm looking at a couple of hundy?

Fucken fuck fuck. I knew i should have sold the car before i had to fork out more money.
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dang - marky/xrs - LK - just unexpectedly balsted through the office.

It was a nice moment.

ta.

Smile
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nope, as we said, if the cambelt was broken you car wouldn't be running at all. plus they don't really get loose, they are running under such tight tolerances they when they go, they go.

most likely, it's the accessory belt. pop the bonnet and have a look for anything that's obviously broken.
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Haha i think i'll get one of the guys at work to pop the bonnet and have a look, i know a lil about cars but if i saw something that was broken i probably would have a clue what it was Laughing
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If it is a belt.. mmm around $100 installed?
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Oh thats not so bad, pheww Smile
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Well the boys looked at it and it has an electric fan. Apparently sounds like something inside the motor itself Confused
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An the guy at the tyre shop told me that my big tyres are doing more damage than i thought! Putting strain on the gear box etc as well as the rubbing which i already knew Crying or Very sad

I hate automobiles! too much moolar, grrr Mad
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was it a tapping, or a knocking? was the engine running roughly, down on power?
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best i can tell, RAV's of that year came with 215/70-16 tyres from the factory. it would be highly unlikely (read: impossible) that a 20mm wider tyre is going to cause you gearbox issues.
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although if it's 4wd, you can (will) cause damage to the transfer case if you have different diameter tyres all around. this includes having brand new tyres on one axle and worn ones on the other.
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Its kind of a really violent ticking sound, quite noticable when the revs are low, very much engine orientated. I don't seem to feel that is low on power but that might be an oversight on the girl side of things Laughing