Why is the rum gone?
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Strange Noise 1.9 159 only in 6th gear
got a strange issue that I could do with some suggestions on.
I have a strange noise coming from my car, I can only describe as it sounds like a piece of trim is thumping the underneath of the car (thats what it sounds like although its quite quiet)
and it's coming from the engine bay somewhere.
I don't have the undertray on so it's not that.
it does it generally between 50 and 70 mph but it isn;t speed related as it doesn;t speed up or slow down noticably.
It only does it in 6th gear when the accelerator is pressed. if I take my foot off it stops straight away, if I rest my foot on the accelerator it doesn;t do it, but if I press it even enough to maintain a constant speed it does it.
It doesn't do it in any other gears.
There are no vibrations through the gear leaver, or pedals or steering.
If I'm going downhill with the pedal pressed it still does it (so it doesn;t appear to be related to being under load)
I've been under the bonnet and there are no obvious things hanging off or loose, but I have noticed the Power Steering fluid level is below the min mark (could it be the power steering related? I have noticed it's started to groan very slightly and I have a slight notchyness to the steering, I was going to have the fluid replace soon anyway, just hadnt realised it had fallen low)
Any ideas cos I'm stumped.....