2004 Vauxhall Corsa
Cambelt or chain

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michfilm
Driver
35 points

Problem added: Jan 11, 2011 (10 years ago)
Can anyone confirm if a Vauxhall Corsa 2004 1.2 has a cambelt or timing chain, if it is a chin when will it need replacing and also how much would it cost?

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Car: Vauxhall Corsa
Model Year: 2004
Category: Gearbox & Clutch
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mr suzuki
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694 points

Jan 11, 2011 (10 years ago)
its a chain and does NOT need to be replaced unless it gets noisy.ive had to replace 2 and its a big job.so hope yours never gets noisy
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whittingehame
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Jan 11, 2011 (10 years ago)
There was a known fault with timing chains on Corsas a while back , see this old post .


Current recalls

ABS - http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/rec...2570F5004844B7

timing chain - 2004 made cars, . Mainly 1.2, with only a few 1.0 and 1.4's affected

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michfilm
Driver
35 points

Jan 12, 2011 (10 years ago)
when you say get noisy, what sort of noise are you talking about? also if it is a big job how much would i be looking at?
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michfilm
Driver
35 points

Jan 12, 2011 (10 years ago)
when you say get noisy, what sort of noise are you talking about? also if it is a big job how much would i be looking at?
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michfilm
Driver
35 points

Jan 12, 2011 (10 years ago)
when you say get noisy, what sort of noise are you talking about? also if it is a big job how much would i be looking at?
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michfilm
Driver
35 points

Jan 12, 2011 (10 years ago)
sorry posted the same question 3 times.

when you say get noisy, what sort of noise are you talking about? also if it is a big job how much would i be looking at?
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mr suzuki
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694 points

Jan 12, 2011 (10 years ago)
its a light rattle from low on the front cover,hard to describe but like a hydralic tappet
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michfilm
Driver
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Jan 12, 2011 (10 years ago)
I get a slight rattle/tinny sound when driving fast would that be it?
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