May 23, 2010, 1:39 pm
hi guy's i need a little advice.i have a 2004 2.0 130 bhp tdci.it has developed a rattling/vibrating noise on the o/s end of the engine,its only there on tickover,above tickover its perfectly quiet.mileage is 34000.
May 23, 2010, 3:35 pm
this is most likly to be the aux belt tensioner, its a common fault on the tdci,its recomended to replace the tensioner,pullys and belt togeather, its not cheap for the kit but it is a job you can do yourself if your handy with the tools.see the link for more info.
May 23, 2010, 3:59 pm
many thanks for that.reckon i can manage it ok i spent 20 years on spanners but bin a few since last did repairs and seems easy enough looking at those pictures...again many thanks for help
May 23, 2010, 4:05 pm
just out of curiosity how often do these have to be changed.have just looked at my docs and see this was changed by ford under warranty shortly after i bought the car which then had 18000 miles on clock.
May 23, 2010, 9:51 pm
they should last longer than 16000 miles its worth talking to ford and see what they say.
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