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2015-2016 Fit VTC Actuator and Timing Chain Honda Goodwill Replacement

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Old 12-22-2018, 08:13 PM
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yep. thus ive not gotten this done as there is absolutely no guarantee it will not do this again. as long as you know the rattle is normal on this car its fine, you'll ive with it. i have the past 2+ yrs.

do u remember the GE's spring replacement recall? when dealer did it on my 09 GE, came home with a broken car.
 
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:57 PM
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do you know if the car was pulling up a code ? also , the timing chain being stretched is curious , one of the reasons i don't like bringing
my car to the dealer , somehow they seem to always find stuff that needs replacing . least that's been my experience
 
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:02 PM
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Hello,

I get this loud rattle when I start my car but only on the first start. When I called a Honda dealership a few years ago I was told by their tech that my Accord had a defective part, I believe the actuator is what he said, and that I didn't have to replace the part. The tech stated the defective part would not impact the long term health of my engine. I was a low on money so I didn't bother following up. The vehicle continues to run fine but when I was googling the issue the other day someone else stated the problem could cause an engine failure.

I took the Accord to a local mechanic, not Honda, and he didn't see anything wrong with the starter or actuator but I'm not sure if he really looked. Also, he may have had a problem duplicating the sound since it wasn't a cold start.

I really need advice and I'm low on money. Do I need to replace the Actuator or was the first Honda tech correct?

Thank you!
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:14 PM
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If this only happens during a cold start like the video below then it is definitely the vtc actuator. Many people on the forums say it's just an annoyance issue. Replace if you don't like the sound.

 
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by HtownDAD View Post
Hello, I get this lou2d rattle when I start my car but only on the first start. When I called a Honda dealership a few years ago I was told by their tech that my Accord ........
You're posting in the wrong place. This is a Honda Fit forum. You should be asking your questions in a Honda Accord forum.
 
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