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Hi all,
Id like to start with precursor warning that i have literally no clue to the inner workings of a car!

I recently took my car to have a service and a cambelt change, and since then it feels slower to pick up in second and third (also kind of 'feels' like its revving higher to attain the same speed as before the change).
Also it seems very minimal but there may also be some slight lumpyness in third under acceleration.

The problem is this: I only owned the car for a week before deciding to change the cambelt and so I could actually be imagining these "symptoms", so I guess all I really would like to know is if (and if yes then why) changing the cambelt alone could cause these things to happen?


Any replies appreciated,

Thanks

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Yes if the belt was fitted one tooth out the car wouldn't run very smooth, this happened to me years ago on a Ford, i went back to the garage & they knew straight away what was wrong & fixed it.
I'm sure if you take it back they will look into it.

I also had a top end overhaul at a tuning specialist on a previous car of mine, on return of the car the fuel computer had stopped working, turned out to be the speedsensor fitted to the gearbox which i think the garage knocked,but they said it's not thier fault, the part alone was £ 100, no wonder it wasn't their fault.
You just never know what happens to your car in someone's elses hands.
 

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It could be like stannery says with the tooth out on the belt. Is your clutch ok not slipping at all? I will check with my mechanic friend tommorow and see if he can shed any other light on the problem.
 

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My mechanic friend confirms if the belt is not put back on the correct tooth it will put the valve timing out and cause it to run badly- he says take it back to garage and complain and get them to rectify it.
 

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t-sport said:
My mechanic friend confirms if the belt is not put back on the correct tooth it will put the valve timing out and cause it to run badly- he says take it back to garage and complain and get them to rectify it.
Thanks for your replies, i did take it back but he says that it would be really lumpy if there was a tooth out and it isnt (which it isnt really its mainly just missing in power)

Ta guys
 

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Might be worth getting it plugged into vag com now to see if there are any faults logged on the way it is running as could be a number of things causing it to loose power.
 
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