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loud noise - big bill..

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the familys "panda driver" has been using the Marea all week,
it's an elderly JTD weekend..but has been a good reliable runner..


got a call to say it's making a horrible noise, and could I collect it at lunchtime to avoid the heavy traffic of normal finish time..


had a cursory glance - nothing obvious in stance..or under the bonnet..


so sat in and cranked the engine.. fired instantly.. as they do..

but made a loud THUD - as they DON'T...

so to see if it was safe to drive home.. at any time of day..

I reversed it out of the space - "diesel engined SILENCE"

pulled forward..
sounded like I was on a BOFORS , ask your grandad..

popped bonnet , the top engine "dog-bone" steady..near cambelt cover looked TIRED.., so thought..
It'll be fine,
made a loud clatter when under acceleration.. but was ok once cruising / coasting... and just for once, pot-holes made no noise..


pouring with rain when I got near home.. so diagnostics will happen in the coming days..,


strange how it's only FORWARD acceleration..

back in the day..

my 1st weekend @ 1985 Regata 1500 petrol, did a similar thing..
the "strap-mount" from clutch bell housing to floorpan had shed it's bolts..

( half-baked clutch job maybe.. )

letting the motor roll more than designed.. replacing the missing bolts did the trick

at least that's a good easily accessible place to look 1st.. in the dry,
Charlie
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Re: loud noise - big bill..

Hi,
Does sound like an engine or gearbox mount failure, been a while since I had a Marea weekend and don't really remember the mountings.
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Re: loud noise - big bill..

at a glance..the bill may well be reasonable..

well - maybe not if I buy the part from FIAT..

http://eper.fiatforum.com/eper/navi?...OD=0&DRW_NUM=2

description says @93 pence.. well 15 years ago possibly..
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Re: loud noise - big bill..

well the labour would / could have made it expensive,

had to remove the torque arm to gain access ( and remove) the mount

a right mix of bolt head sizes.. and found a couple of things were NOT tight.

hoping to be all ok again now.
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