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Engine management light on car juddering anf engine smells hot

We have not used this car for about 5 weeks, Yesterday we started the car the engine management light came on flashing at first now it is on permanently. The car is juddering anf engine smells hot the car is struggling when you excelerating.

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Sounds like a timing problem..possibly a slipped timing belt

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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  • laineynic
    laineynic Dec 03, 2012

    is that the can belt? that is something that would need to be changed by a garage?

  • Sean Wright
    Sean Wright Dec 03, 2012

    Cam (camshaft) ..yes and yes need to be done by a qualified mechanic

  • laineynic
    laineynic Dec 03, 2012

    Sounds expensive. Thanks for your help. :-)

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