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Thread: Rattle rattle rattle.

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    2nd Gear jimmyconway's Avatar
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    Rattle rattle rattle.

    I've got what sounds like a marble in a tumble drier noise, coming from the left side of my VR6 engine.

    Any idea what it is?


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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    does the nosie stop or change when you press and clutch


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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    just going to say could be the thrust bearing ??

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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    Lot's going on on the gearbox side of the engine on a VR - Timing chain??

    Can you video it, post it on youtube and embed it on here so we can have a listen???

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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    It's coming from the left as you look from the front, not as you drive. So we can eliminate gearbox and timing chains as they are on the right.

    It's a constant rattle and doesn't change with revs or when clutch is dipped.

    I will try and record a vid later.

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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    Strange one, i'll keep an eye on this thread

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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    Little bit hard to tell from that mate, could it be a alternator or A/C compressor bearing?

    Do you happen to have access to a mechanics stethoscope? If not get a nice big screwdriver and place the tip against various components (obviously not moving parts) and place your ear against the handle end - the noise will transmit up the shaft and enable you to track down the noise.

    If all else fails remove the belt and start it up to make sure it goes. If it does then it must be a part driven by the aux drive belt, go round each one spinning the pulleys and checking for play and rumbling etc.

    Sorry couldn't be of more help

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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    Quote Originally Posted by BVR Dave View Post
    Little bit hard to tell from that mate, could it be a alternator or A/C compressor bearing?
    Don't have A/C so it's not that. I thought it might be the tensioner bearing so i replaced that along with a new drive belt. It's now worse.

    I now think it's either the alternator bearing like you said Dave, or the water pump is on it's way out.
    I've ordered a new pump and hope thats it.

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    Re: Rattle rattle rattle.

    Sorted. It was the water pump after all. I'm getting good at this.

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