Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - clachnacudden
Hello Folks,

Yes three weeks have passed since my last posting, which means, there is something else going wrong under the bonnet of my 2001 Pug ,206 1.9 Diesel!

Last time someone tracked down a knocking noise coming from the pully as the dampner had worn down. Chugged the car to the dealer and £ 250 later new (cracked) tensioner pulley that needed to be replaced one week later.

Now I am driving along and I hear a tinking noise like someone has thrown sand onto my bonnet, no problem with the car so I think nothing of it. I look under the bonnet this morning and the alternator belt is all chewed up an slightly off the pulley on one side..Help!

Has it slipped off and went back again, had the belt shredded by itself on one side, have they not adjusted the pulleys right? I am taking the car in again tommorow hoping that in the mean time the belt does not fall off totally..can you help at all before the dealer spin me a tale, (is it their fault?) and I have to pay another £250...

Hope springs eternal

Craig

Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - P 2501
I am pretty sure the alternator belt has to come off to replace the tensioner pulley, so i would strongly suspect a mistake by the garage here, too much of a coincidence.

Hopefully they will be honest and admit their mistake.


Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - Insect
The belt is one with ridges along the inside parallel to the sides, isn't it? I've one like this on my ZX (same engine) and my auxiliary belt was 'derailed' by a stick thrown up by the wheels after a windy night shook the trees. If you've suddenly noticed the noise, had you just run over something in the road?
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - clachnacudden
Thanks for replying folks,

That was my thought initally (driven over something) but I was not going at no pace that would throw an object up that violently..

I suspect poor workmanship, and certainly they would or should have looked at the belt for any faults when they changed the tensioner pulley..but it is trying to convince them of that when they (i fear) turn round and say this that and the next thing needs to be replaced...

Ta again,

Craig
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - Peter D
Suspect over tensioned belt causing a fracture in one or more re-enforcement strands and the belt now run off centre. Regards Peter
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - Civic8
Agree with Peter.Only problem is if they fit another belt and overtighten again.It may do the alternator bearings in
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Steve
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - clachnacudden
Thanks Folks,

Went to the dealer, ready to put these very points across and before I could say, is that so, he steps up and says 'there will be no charge for that'. I thank him for his honesty to which he replies 'oh no, that's not to say it was our fault, we replaced the belt and I guess we will just have to see what happens'!!!

Filled me with hope and reassurance (gulp)

Anyway interesting point about the alternator bearings , is there any way of preventing that before too much damage is done, what should I look out for?

Best again,

Craig
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - clachnacudden
sorry forgot to mention that they did indeed change the belt..which ties in with my question..

A question for Insect:- How do you maange to get the oil filter out of the 1.9D, nightmare just can't get to the thing to get enough leverage?
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - P 2501
The xud is one of the easier ones!

A bit of fiddling with a chain/strap type oilfilter removal wrench is all thats needed. I struggled for a bit the first time i did one, but i whip mine of in seconds now.
Pug 206 Diesel Again! :-( - Big Vern
sorry forgot to mention that they did indeed change the belt..which
ties in with my question..
A question for Insect:- How do you maange to get the
oil filter out of the 1.9D, nightmare just can't get to
the thing to get enough leverage?


I had a similar problem with a old 2L primera my dad used to drive. When you do get the old one off by fair means our foul, before fitting the new filter wrap several turns of thick nobbly string around the filter and hold it in place with a layer of electrical insulating tape. This means that if you can get a hand to the filter you will have enough purchase to loosen the filter by hand, and therefor avoid the hastle of a chain whip. Mind you you will probably end up with a sleeve full off oil for your trouble :o)
 

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