1997 Opel Astra Repair Question
A rattling sound under the hood
Thank you in advance
you have had an internal failure. low oil, age or part failure could be reasons. no easy fix here. get a shop to confirm.
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it was part failure i guess, the timing belt wraps around 3 gears being the crankshaft timing gear, the camshaft timing gear and the third one being the water pump exchange gear.,it is the water pump gear that was damaged., some of the cog teeth had broken off. however the timing belt was still in place. it did not break off but just tore a bit and also got a couple of scratches.
i managed to place an order for the replacement part, the water pump exchange unit, and a new timing belt, also got a new fan belt.
Someone hinted to check whether all this could have affected the pistons and the valves, do you know whether this could be possible in my case for the given car model.,as in the damage to the piston and valves., and also the possible cause of all this, i mean so that this doesnt happen to me again..
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