VW Golf Mk 5 - Serious malfunction after repair job - Chris Mitz

Hi, need some advice please :

My local garage replaced flywheel /clutch on my Golf.

When I picked it up and drove away I immediately heard a noise that was not there before,

a ticking kind of sound, like a "wheel of fortune" being spun. Brought it back and they agreed to have a look again.

Said it was sorted, now when I pick it up , there is ANOTHER weird sound that gets worse

and after a couple of days I brought the car back again.

Now they have diagnosed that the engine mount presses on the cam belt, its so bad that I cant even drive the car while they are getting the parts in.

The timing of this failure I find extremely suspect, however they say this is a completely different part of the engine and just bad luck.

Would appreciate some input as I am clueless if there could be a connection.

Thanks.

VW Golf Mk 5 - Serious malfunction after repair job - Oli rag
Not sure how a clutch change is done on your golf, but sometimes engine and gearbox mounts are strained by being jacked up beyond their normal movement. There’s a chance that with a car of this age - I would guess it’s 12 plus years old, that a mount has given out.

It would be hard to blame the garage in that case in what may be wear and tear.
VW Golf Mk 5 - Serious malfunction after repair job - Chris Mitz

Thank you, appreciate the input.

VW Golf Mk 5 - Serious malfunction after repair job - Big John

As well as the offending engine mount, make sure a full cam belt kit is being fitted - There is a real danger that it will have been damaged.

Edited by Big John on 24/03/2021 at 19:51

 

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