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Honda Accord- Rattle Noise from Honda accord CTDI Tiiming Chain
The timing chain on my honda accord 56 plate has gone noisy which it has now done 90,000 miles. It makes a rattle noise when idle but whilst driving you cant hear a thing.
I just got the car last year. So i brang the car into the Honda dealer and they investigated and stripped the engine to check what the noise was. They came back to me and told me it was the timing chain and it would need replacing they quoted me 1,599 pounds to get it replaced. They then gave me a second surprise call and told me that with the timing chain the injector needs to be replaced (which is part of the work of the timing chain, which is what they told me because apprantly whilst the timing chain is replaced the injectors easily snaps? i wonder if its true?) . They contacted honda and they announced that honda would not contribute to the costs of the repair as they would only cough up if it was an 04 / 05 plate diesel as there was some sort of recall but not on any of the later models. Please help me give me some advice, i do apologise if it has already been posted but i couldnt find any solution.
Would it be better just to buy a new car? or if anyone has any garage recommendations for a cheaper cost of repair please do tell me! Hope someone on this forum can help me out! in or out around London.
please do tell me or any advise? thanks!
Update: Today i went to a local garage other than a Honda Dealer for an opinion. They said it could be a matter of things. They changed the AUX belt and said it wasnt that. They also changed the oil and filter and did the engine flush however the problem still remains only notced the noise gone down by a very very little but not much really. Any opinons?