rattling noise help

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rattling noise help

Post by Cloudzackff7 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:59 am

Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with this problem basically I park my car up last night and noticed it was making a rattling noise coming from the engine bay as I put my car into reverse it was making the noise a bit louder I asked my mate to see if you can see where it was coming from in the engine bay but it was hard to point out anyone got any ideas? I have attached a video with the sound it is making it is a 1.4tsi 2012 plate
here is a vid of it making the sound


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Re: rattling noise help

Post by GT_II » Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:07 pm

I'm no expert on engines, but I personally wouldn't drive the car until it's been seen by a specialist. A failing belt tensioner springs to mind as a possibility, which could cause sudden expensive engine failure if it's the timing belt tensioner that's on its way out.


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Re: rattling noise help

Post by Cloudzackff7 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:52 pm

yeah i have left it on the drive for now and been looking into it some say it could be the timing chain



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Re: rattling noise help

Post by mark1gls » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:15 pm

Do you have the lead and software (Vagcom) to read the engine fault codes as it may tell you what’s wrong?


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Re: rattling noise help

Post by mark1gls » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:17 pm

And as above I would advise not to drive the car till you have some idea what’s wrong.


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Re: rattling noise help

Post by mark1gls » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:25 pm

Quick google (searched golf as lots of those around) and timing chain does get mentioned a few times but I’m not familiar with the 1.4 tsi engine as not owned one before so can’t be 100% sure.


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Re: rattling noise help

Post by GT_II » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:46 pm

mark1gls wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:15 pm
Do you have the lead and software (Vagcom) to read the engine fault codes as it may tell you what’s wrong?
Good point mark1gls. Any major faults detected would also be flagged up with at least an amber warning light - eg camshaft position sensor failed. Anything minor, maybe not. But with a strange noise like that, don't assume the absence of a warning light means it's safe to drive!


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Re: rattling noise help

Post by Cloudzackff7 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:01 am

mark1gls wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:15 pm
Do you have the lead and software (Vagcom) to read the engine fault codes as it may tell you what’s wrong?
I do have a lead but i don't have the software at the min its over the road at a garage dropped it off last night the guy will call me later today

will keep you guys posted......



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Re: rattling noise help

Post by Cloudzackff7 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:56 pm

update the guy has looked at my car he said its definitely not the timing chain he said the noise is more a water pump problem was told £35 to have checked and looked at he said the sound is coming from the bearing below if it was the timing chain it would sound more on top then it coming from the lower of the car

going to get it booked next week and take it from there

so it rules out timing chain..........



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Re: rattling noise help

Post by Cloudzackff7 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:58 pm

Updated guys turns out it was the water pump one of the bearings have gone got myself a new one from Euro car and had it fitted Scirocco is running fine now and no more rattling noise

Cheers for your help



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Re: rattling noise help

Post by GT_II » Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:50 am

Glad it's solved at hopefully not too much cost.


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