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Old 13th March 2010, 17:14   #1
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Default Grinding sound/sensation | Maruti Gypsy

Hi guys,
I need a little help.

Off late, I've started noticing a grinding sound/sensation coming from the passenger footwell of my gypsy.

When I sit on the passenger side, and someone else is driving the car, i can feel something grinding under my feet. Its like something is rotating, and grinding periodically.

I recently went to a MASS, and the guy there told me that the exhaust pipe is touching the body from underneath, which is why i can sense the grinding thingy..
I don't think he's right..

Any ideas as to what this could be?

Thanks..
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I felt the same when the exhaust pipe of my classic got dented and touched during an OTR. So could be the reason. Also check the propellor shaft for play.
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usually grinding noises originate from/near rotating members like crankshaft, bearings, propeller shafts etc

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usually grinding noises originate from/near rotating members like crankshaft, bearings, propeller shafts etc

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Front brake disc pad worn out? Brake Calipher stuck?
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Front brake disc pad worn out? Brake Calipher stuck?
The rotor still rotates isn't it?

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The rotor still rotates isn't it?

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Most sticking caliphers only stick a little, allowing the wheel to turn, doesn't they?
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Yes - the wheel turns, but i did feel that the vehicle was not rolling as freely as it should!
I'll get the prop shaft and exhaust checked out too, along with the brake calipers..

Also, these days, when i gently touch the breaks, a squeaking/squealing sound can be heard - only when i just start driving though - after say, 10 minutes of driving, the brakes dont make any noise...

Someone else had suggested i get the bearings checked as well! Thanks everyone for your help... i'll get these things checked out on monday...

I should be able to go for the OTR to lonavla tomorrow though, i think...
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Yes - the wheel turns, but i did feel that the vehicle was not rolling as freely as it should!
I'll get the prop shaft and exhaust checked out too, along with the brake calipers..

Also, these days, when i gently touch the breaks, a squeaking/squealing sound can be heard - only when i just start driving though - after say, 10 minutes of driving, the brakes dont make any noise...

Someone else had suggested i get the bearings checked as well!
Yeah, bearings are the most likely problem, then brakes, from what you describe.
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Jack the axle up, turn it and figure out if its, brake, bearing, or if its axle
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