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Help Cam belt problem!!

Hey all,

Some help needed here please!!

I have had what you might call a ticking noise coming from around the cam belt cover area of the engine for about the last 6-8 months, after looking around on various sites, it would appear that this is an indidcation of the cam belt tensioner / variator wearing.
Anyways, whilst driving the other night, something happened, i thought at first the cam belt had snapped, but after looking, that hasn't happened, the belt is still on all the pulleys, but loose as if it has lost tension, which leads me to believe that the tensioner has indeed failed, i was only doing about 25-30mph tops when it happened and stopped the car about 100 yards later.
Anyone had this happen to them?
I dont know what sort of damage has been done to the engine, i'm just dreading how much it's going to cost to repair!!
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Re: Cam belt problem!!

Depends if the valve timing was upset, and the valve heads clobbered the pistons. You maybe lucky, but if it stopped running suddenly, I doubt it.:
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Re: Cam belt problem!!

best to get it looked at asap...i'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you...

all the best


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