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lexgtturbo

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Distributor,strange sound...
« on: 01:19, Sat 27 September 2008 »
As the subject says, for a while now my 5 has been making some strange squeeling noises, espesially when cold. At first i thought it was the altornator belt, I later found out that the sound was coming from th distributor. Has anyone here experied anything like that before? And is it alot of work changing the distributor? Not just the cap and rotor, the whole thing. Is it possible that something could be bent in there, since ther sound gets worse if you push lightly on the cap?

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« Reply #1 on: 11:26, Sat 27 September 2008 »
Theres nothing in there really to go wrong. Either the rotor arm is catching the distributer cap or the teeth on the gears that connect to the camshaft are worn maybe?

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« Reply #2 on: 14:23, Sat 27 September 2008 »
I think there may be a bearing at the bottom of the shaft....

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« Reply #3 on: 15:54, Sat 27 September 2008 »
Well Ive ordered a new cap and rotor now, and i hope that chaging it put an end to the piglike squeeling. The sound is way to annoying to live with.