living up to my name
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
159 3.2 squeaks and clunks
I love my car, I really do. But the noises it makes are frequently annoying and occasionally alarming.
Clunking from the transmission when changing gear and occasionally when coming off the accelerator. This is most noticeable in hot weather, I guess because the metal joints expand?
Squeaky brakes when coming to a stop. Rather embarrassing that one it sounds like a bus.
Squeaks from the power steering when the car is cold (actually quite faint but I notice it).
And very occasionally a succession of squeaks / trills when accelerating in first gear around 5000 revs (fan belt?)
Are these more or less normal characteristics of the range or should I be worried?