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Gti: engine runing then just stalled..ticking noise..cam belt…

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i have a mk4 gti...
i have a mk4 gti 1.8 20v tubo. It was siting with engine runing then just stalled and will not tern over just makes a ticking noise when you turn the key, the cam belt is ok.I have been told it may be the crank pulley key on the shaft that may have sheard off. So if you can help be for striping down the engine with some answers that would rearly help

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Hi there hope i can be of assistance.

 

Ok if the engine is just 'clicking'and wont turn over, and from what you describe with the timing, i would now turn over the engine by hand.

 

To do this, disconnect the battery negativer terminal. Then remove the spark plugs. Then apply a socket and large ratcet to the crank pulley, you may need to remove the drivers side wheel and wheel arch trim to access this. Turn this in a clockwise direction only.

 

 

If the engine wont turn by hand then its likely something has gone wrong with the timing belt, either slipped, untensioned or damaged woodruff key.

 

If the engine does turn over by hand, i would recommend having the timing checked.

 

Thanks Bob

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