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    Default 95 Mi16 Making very awful noises

    My Mi16 expired this morning. I was doing a u-turn to park it and it started making a god-awful clunking noise from up front somewhere. I switched it off and counted to ten very slowly, and tried to re-start it. It makes loud clunks on the starter and is trying to run.

    I am waiting for the tow truck to take it to my mechanic.

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    His thoughts are cam-belt (last one done 55 000 km ago).

    I am clutching at straws, but am hoping the cat. may have collapsed and completely blocked the exhaust, as I once had dreadful German car which had the fibreglass stuffing inside the muffler let go, and you would have sworn the thing had crapped itself when trying to start it.

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    have you looked under the timing cover to see if the belt is very very loose ?

    that will give you a very good sign about the belt condition
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi 03
    My Mi16 expired this morning. I was doing a u-turn to park it and it started making a god-awful clunking noise from up front somewhere. I switched it off and counted to ten very slowly, and tried to re-start it. It makes loud clunks on the starter and is trying to run.

    I am waiting for the tow truck to take it to my mechanic.

    His thoughts are cam-belt (last one done 55 000 km ago).

    I am clutching at straws, but am hoping the cat. may have collapsed and completely blocked the exhaust, as I once had dreadful German car which had the fibreglass stuffing inside the muffler let go, and you would have sworn the thing had crapped itself when trying to start it.

    Bloody modern cars. Hate the bastards (unless they are going properly)
    Hi,

    If it was still running when making the noise it is not the cam belt as the cams drive the distributer & valves. Could possibly be main or big end bearings or a cracked piston but there are realy losts of things it could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    have you looked under the timing cover to see if the belt is very very loose ?

    that will give you a very good sign about the belt condition
    I am a mechanical moron, so have just sent it to the expert rather than my going near it with a spanner and buggering something. I am well aware of my shortcomings under the bonnet, so I don't touch things I don't understand.
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    Well, I have the diagnosis. The engine was falling out.

    Gearbox mount has snapped and the whole thing was lying on the bottom crossmember. Managed to stuff a cv boot at the same time- ripped it to bitson the crossmember.

    Mind you, the mechanic still can't actually get the damned thing to run yet, so it may have disturbed something else in the process.

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    66 404 coupe
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