Wondering if anyone could shed some light on a noise I have on my 159.
The car is 2011 SW 2.0jtdm.
The noise is a rumbling sound, rather like a wheel bearing problem but only happens at certain speeds.
Strangely it only happens above speeds of around 50mph and I can still hear it beyond 70. There is also slight feedback through pedals and steering but this is more of a light vibration than rumble.
I don't think it is the gearbox...pressed clutch at speed and noise is still there.
My tyres look in good condition, they are bridgestone potenza's all-round.
Now, i used to have an older 159 that had a driveshaft issue that was resolved under warranty at a dealership.
Does anyone know if the driveshaft problem extended to the later 159's? The driveshafts on my older car would make noises at very low speeds but this is at above 50mph.
I'd like to eliminate a few possible causes before i go in all guns blazing. I do have a warranty with the AA which was included the price of the car but from the conversation I had today with them, they want the car assessed at "their" approved workshops which is Halfords Auto centre!
And if they find nothing, i have to pay for the assessment.
Could this be as simple as a wheel weight that has flown off? Poss wheel bearing? Or is it maybe the driveshafts?