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Old 23rd April 2014, 20:18   #2791
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Most prolly looks like a bearing failure.Jack up the car and rotate the wheel.At the same time place your hand on the rear axle and check if you can feel any vibrations.If yes,the bearings are shot.
Rotating the wheel itself will give away if the bearing is damaged. It will make considerable grinding noise.
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I can now feel a constant grinding noise when i am driving, irrespective of the speed. I think it is definitely some mechanical issue and not tyres. I will visit MASS soon.
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I can now feel a constant grinding noise when i am driving, irrespective of the speed. I think it is definitely some mechanical issue and not tyres. I will visit MASS soon.
No the issue is never of the tyres. If and when you drive and your getting a humm sound that increases with speed increase then the culprit is the wheel bearings.

If you're getting a grinding kind of noise could be related to brakes and the rotors. Get them checked too.

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Obeserving a chudder while braking at the speeds of 90/100kmph. Not sure what is the issue. Something related to Brake pads - uneven wear??! any pointers? Planning to get it checked during next service - another 1500 kms to go.
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Rotating the wheel itself will give away if the bearing is damaged. It will make considerable grinding noise.
In my case the sound was very less,but quite audible at higher speeds.I too had assumed the noise was due to my 38k run XM1's.
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Obeserving a chudder while braking at the speeds of 90/100kmph. Not sure what is the issue. Something related to Brake pads - uneven wear??! any pointers? Planning to get it checked during next service - another 1500 kms to go.
I suggest you do it straight away! If it's related to the brakes pads, it might also damage the disks / rotors. Why wait for 1500 kms?
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Left my swift for service today and there is some issue with Suspension. THere is a visible oil leak, which I could see when the car was jacked up. Also could see leak behind the front right years. SA is advicing for suspension change. Hope its okay. The suspension issue was pointed out by my tyre guy too when he pointed out to some uneven wear in the front tyres.
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I had gotten suspension work done by MASS dealer on my Dzire(Rod, bush change). Oil leak wasn't there so shockers were not replaced. But labor charges will be pretty much same. Dented me by about Rs. 5K
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Left my swift for service today and there is some issue with Suspension. THere is a visible oil leak, which I could see when the car was jacked up. Also could see leak behind the front right years. SA is advicing for suspension change. Hope its okay. The suspension issue was pointed out by my tyre guy too when he pointed out to some uneven wear in the front tyres.
Update : went ahead and changed it. the bill cost me 13K (7K for suspension) and other minor consumables + labour charges.
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Obeserving a chudder while braking at the speeds of 90/100kmph. Not sure what is the issue. Something related to Brake pads - uneven wear??! any pointers? Planning to get it checked during next service - another 1500 kms to go.
Completed 140K service. It is a routine service costed 5500Rs. SA was good and did not try to sell add ons and make my wallet to reduce weight.

However following are the issues identified
1. Rusting in a coalplate or something which is coming under the water drain of front windshield. Part not available it has been ordered and will cost 900 Rs I guess
2. The above mentioned vibration while braking is due to scratches in the wheel drum. SA has asked me whether to change it to make the vibration diappear. I have asked him whether braking efficiency will come down due to this. He said no hence I have told let it be and not to replace. (replacement will cost 7000 - New drums and bearing+ labour)
3. Rear Fog lamp holder assembly is rusted hence it is not working and needs replacement - estimated cost 700Rs.

All i can get from this is my car is getting older. I am still happy with my swift as it given me a peace of mind all through these years and not thought about replacing it. So many drives, so many non-stop long journeys, day or night drives - I never had a second thought about it's reliablity. Not even a puncture and had to stop middle of a journey.
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I guess I keep subscribed to this thread from nostalgia, even though I have not had the Swift for over two years now.

Whilst the Polo (1.6 petrol) beats the Swift for comfort and a smooth ride, I don't think it wins on performance.

For the engine, I would still have the Swift --- but the bodywork gave me an absurd amount of trouble.
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Off late when i drive over a rough patch of road,I can hear a "kat kat" coming from the front wheel.I could also feel it on the steering wheel.What could be the reason?
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Off late when i drive over a rough patch of road,I can hear a "kat kat" coming from the front wheel.I could also feel it on the steering wheel.What could be the reason?
Your suspension bushes and steering bushes (?) might need to be changed. How much have you run after a suspension & steering overhaul (if you have done it)?
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Your suspension bushes and steering bushes (?) might need to be changed. How much have you run after a suspension & steering overhaul (if you have done it)?
Haven't done any suspension or steering overhaul.The car's done 40k till date.
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Off late when i drive over a rough patch of road,I can hear a "kat kat" coming from the front wheel.I could also feel it on the steering wheel.What could be the reason?
apart from shockers, rod , it could also be steering issue, in which case it will be a bigger $$ expense
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