2003 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0
Timing chain

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richard lycett
Driver
52 points

Problem added: Jul 23, 2013 (7 years ago)
hi,firstly does this have a belt or chain?which is the most expensive to repair?
im about to buy this for my wife as she needs a little runabout for work,its only done 56k so pretty good for year im just concerned about that big common fault on these ,,the timing chai..what or how am I sopposed to know if its faulty or not?before I buy it...is there any signs etc..
regards..Richard

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Corsa
Variant: 1.0
Model Year: 2003
Category: Gearbox & Clutch
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whittingehame
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16,849 points

Jul 23, 2013 (7 years ago)
Timing chain fitted and is the more expensive to replace. Also suffer from camshafts/ bolts on caps .
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whittingehame
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16,849 points

Jul 23, 2013 (7 years ago)
Forgot to add early indication by rattle , excessive play on chain.
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richard lycett
Driver
52 points

Jul 23, 2013 (7 years ago)
ok thanks,is this when first started up or all the time..
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whittingehame
Legend
16,849 points

Jul 23, 2013 (7 years ago)
If badly worn you will get it all the time as the tensioner will be at maximum adjustment and ..chain stretched..
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roverman
Top Fixer
457 points

Jul 24, 2013 (7 years ago)
the chains can cause problems if you can hear it rattle do not buy car or at least get some money knocked of to cover cost of repair they all rattle a bit on first start up the tensioner is hydraulic and needs oil pressure to work main thing with these cars is to change oil and filter regular i would say every 6 months
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