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There was a loud squealing noise, then a sort of rumble churtle sound and the engine just sputterd out and then there was a little puff of smoke. What is that?

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Sounds like your timing belt has lost its teeth,ouch.....BIG BILL

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

  • afpittman10 Sep 13, 2010

    When you say big bill, just how big are we talking?

  • geoff hunter Sep 13, 2010

    as i am in England,i can only give you the price for the average car here,but see if the engine turns first.if it turns over without nasty noises then just the belt may do it.but being a pessimist
    and you have bent one or two valves the worst case is a new engine,poss cost £2-3000(a new engine for an Audi is £7200.........do not try to start the car on the key,assume the worst...

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