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Old 13 Aug 2014, 09:41 pm   #4 (permalink)
micky
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Default Re: My car goes jingle, jingle, jingle.

On Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:16:47 -0500, "Terry Coombs" <snag_one@msn.com>
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>Red Green wrote:
>> micky <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote in
>> news:v1rnu919ba37co2mpid5ccpgifac1u2pud@4ax.com:
>>
>>> Shifted my car into gear for the fist time since the accident. When
>>> I went back to Park, heard noise like gears [not] messhing, or
>>> synchronizers not syncing. What does this indicate? A serious
>>> problem? Needs fixing immediately???
>>>

>>
>> Just so you don't feel alone and know it can always be worse...
>>
>> Two weeks ago I was shifting gears in my work car - clang, jingle ,
>> chugga chugga including metal sounds. Engine dies. Turns over fine
>> but won't start. All symptoms of broken timing belt. Of course most
>> engines now are interference type. I know this. That's why I had
>> timing belt changed 10k miles ago when due. Pro mechanic I've known
>> for 10 years and always have work done by checked it out after I had
>> it towed. Engine junk. He could tell by listening while cranking that
>> pistons hit valves and maybe broken rod.
>>
>> Opt to replace engine with used one. For the hell of it he pulls
>> timing covers off. Not broken belt but chewed up. One of the pulleys
>> committed suicide. Parts went between belt and gears causing it to
>> jump. Same result as broken belt.

>
>No , actually that's worse than a broken belt . When the belt breaks , only
>the valves that are open are hammered . If the cam (s) keep turning out of
>time , they ALL get chewed up .


Well, I guess this does make me feel less alone, and better.

Yes, it can always get worse.

Thank you both.
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