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oldtech posted a topic in Engine, Transmission and ExhaustI've noticed in the past month or so what I thought was tappets squeaking. It's not really tappy; just a hint of 'tinkle'. It's loud enough to be obvious in the car. Then I found it would go away when the lights are turned off, and come back when switched on. It also seems more noticeable when first started cold, and can only be heard at idle or when throttle is blipped (hence me thinking it was the tappets) - cold alternator bearings? The alternator bearings do rumble. If the sound isn't the tappets, is it alternator loading down with the lights? Or can engine load down with lights causing sound in some way?
Hi, Im Martyn! :) I have a job to do on a 2005 Polo ( Mk4), I need some pointers for a wheel hub bearing replacement. I see many conflicting posts on various places of the tinterweb that confuse the bearings to be either race bearing/ pressed in type...or integral hub bearings. The one I am going to be doing according to the factors will be a hub bearing. I work in a garage and am confident with the spanners and most jobs.... however I dont have a press...I anticipate that I will be able to unbolt the bearing from the steering knuckle and knock it out...I also anticipate that the trackrod ends will likely become damaged on removal if not careful. Can I also expect the ABS sensor to be damaged?...I recall replacing one on the REAR of an older Polo and the whole assembly had to be removed from the stub axle and be put on a vice..nightmare... In short...are there any significant items for me to look outfor before I start or purchase parts...the job will be done when the motorfactors are closed so I wanna plan ahead! Many thanks in advance! Martyn
So I was driving down the motorway today, took my foot of the accelerator and I could hear this grinding noise. When I accelerate again, the noise goes away. The noise also goes away if i'm off the accelerator and I put the clutch down. Sounds to me as though two cogs are grinding together or kind of like the noise that the pointer makes on the wheel of fortune . All jokes aside, i'm hoping this is nothing serious but a friend of a friend (VW mechanic) has said that purely from my description, it sounds like a gearbox issue - *touches wood*. Any help would be much appreciated! Gunna get it down to my local garage ASAP but in the meantime would like to get a rough understanding of what it could be. Thanks!
Hello Ladies and gents, So I was looking into an issue I was having with the car being very noisy the higher the gear I go into. After a lot of sleuthing it appears that the bearings are gone in the gearbox thus resulting in excessive noise, including that telltale noise when sitting idle that disappears when you press on the clutch. Just wonder what the best course of action would be for this, would it be better to get new bearings or change out the entire gearbox? I was told I could get a decent second hand gearbox for 150 Euro but have no idea how much bearings cost hence my asking. Cheers.