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Author Topic: Drumming noise when driving  (Read 2176 times)

Casper

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Drumming noise when driving
« on: February 13, 2016, 06:48:10 PM »

Hi All,

I cant find anything that seems similar to this issue.  My 93 N/A manual just started making a low resonance drumming noise when driving - it sounds like it is coming from the front right wheel (driver side in OZ) and has a slight vibration with it.  It occurs when driving at speed (60km/h for instance) and speeds up when applying the brakes.  It stops when vehicle is stopped.

I know my front struts are on the way out (a bit sloppy) but not sure if a suspension item or is it a CV joint?

I have only heard it with car fully loaded (2 adults and 2 children) - not sure yet if it occurs with just driver in vehicle.

Any thoughts or similar issues from anyone?

Thanks

Paul
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chrispoe

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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 07:27:44 PM »

Might be a wheel bearing starting to fail.
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Gaz

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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 12:37:46 AM »

...drumming? Like a definitive, percussive sound? Do you feel it through the steering wheel? Check your brakes for anything out of place, and if they've gone past the minimum thickness, replace them.
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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 10:32:20 AM »

Could be a wheel bearing, or a bad tire / broken belt in the tire
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Gaz

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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 10:39:09 AM »

Mmhmm. If you have access to a tire balancer that can force match the tire, that would be helpful.
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batterydoctorsrl

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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 11:10:17 PM »

busted strut mounts will make that noise.
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Casper

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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 07:07:06 AM »

HI All,

thanks for the info provided - it seems the noise has stopped with the only difference being air pressure in tyres.  I do have a broken strut mount bearing (very clunky at times) and it may be linked to this - I will be replacing struts soon (and mount) so hopefully that may be the issue.

Thanks again.

Paul
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Casper

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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2016, 11:05:00 PM »

Its been some time with this one but mystery noise was a worn driveshaft - had it  replaced and no no noise....!!  Remember that one for next time.
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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 11:28:58 AM »

Thanks for the update!
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Re: Drumming noise when driving
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 06:30:30 AM »

My car is having a weird noise. Will definitely check the driveshaft since my wheel bearings are in good condition.
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