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Old 25th August 2009, 11:51   #121
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I already went through this thread before visiting the workshop. I have tried with ORVMs folded and opened, also adjusted the mirror angles on the move(when the service staff was driving the car at 120kmph). The door alignments were checked. Still there is no clue regarding the origin of the noise.
Changing the co-passenger door weather stripping did the trick for me. There is no more sound even if I go beyond 130 km/hr.
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Old 7th September 2009, 21:46   #122
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Hi All,
I have a Swift VDI (9 months old, 11000 kms) which is working great. Recently, I observed that I do hear a sloshing sound which I suspect is coming from the fuel tank (Nothing in the boot). I fill regularly at the local Shell station (auto stop so no question of over filling) and haven't had any problems so far. I took it to the dealer (who did 2 test drives -once with me and the other time with the mechanic supervisor) and got the fuel tank strap-ons checked. They even removed the fuel tank and told me that the baffle inside was fine. But, I still hear the sound while going over bumps or uneven roads. Now, the dealer tells me that such faint sounds are not uncommon. But I have not heard any such thing in my earlier Santro or my two Toyota's (US)
Any suggestions/comments on whether faint sloshing sounds are common in Swift and if I need to bother about this?
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After driving through huge water puddles and water lodging, my OHC has been making this weird sound coming from the engine bay. It sounds like something is running dry, like no lubrication (metal grinding) and comes from the belt area.

I thought after drying the sound will go away, but it remains. It increases with acceleration and is very faint on idle. Did I loose grease/oil somewhere due to the water hitting the engine area? What can I do?
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Since I passed the stage1 mods of my OHC alongwith a complete overhaul and periodic replacable parts change; the overall vibrations of the car has reduced and also most of the niggling sounds have vanished. Except for the left front door where there's a constant sqeaking sound as of metal parts rubbing against each other. I thought it to be the glass mechanism or the PVC door cover getting loosened but it is'nt that.
Any idea guys?
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Old 23rd September 2009, 09:34   #125
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body {margin:8px} .tr-field {font:normal x-small arial}At times I get to hear a sound similar to minute electric sparks when the AC is switched on. The sound become more audible while braking from speed of 50-60. Can someone please throw some light on what the cause of this could be? The Car I drive is a Swift Petrol



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Old 3rd October 2009, 14:03   #126
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I have a few sounds in my car and an wondering what they are all about. can someone help me please
1. Clunking metalic sound in the front right wheel when going over a bad roads.
2. Thunk in the rear of the car sometimes when on bad roads or potholes. is it the rear door alighnment problem?
3. Hissing sound sometimes irregular under the bonnet (left side) when the ac is on and the car is running.
4. THE CAR DOES NOT START SOME TIME WITHOUT ANY APPARENT REASON. but on gunning the engine for a few seconds, the starting problem is solved on its own very disturbing.

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I have a few sounds in my car and an wondering what they are all about. can someone help me please
1. Clunking metalic sound in the front right wheel when going over a bad roads.
2. Thunk in the rear of the car sometimes when on bad roads or potholes. is it the rear door alighnment problem?
3. Hissing sound sometimes irregular under the bonnet (left side) when the ac is on and the car is running.
4. THE CAR DOES NOT START SOME TIME WITHOUT ANY APPARENT REASON. but on gunning the engine for a few seconds, the starting problem is solved on its own very disturbing.
  1. Check your suspension. Tie Rod / Ball Joints / Lower Arm / Strut
  2. Could be a misaligned door / boot. Check rear suspension too. The strut can cause this sound as well.
  3. Check the vaccuum hose. The A/C belt can also sometime sound like a hissing air hose at times. Open the hood and notice where the sound comes from exactly.
  4. Check battery charge and alternator. Low battery can cause starting trouble and high revving is probably charging up the battery just enough for the next start.
  5. Btw, which car are we talking about here?!?

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Old 5th October 2009, 13:40   #128
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Default TAK sound in initial few meters from accent

Recently I got my front suspensions replaced. (Accent GVS), after that I could hear a sound from front side. (It is like when your car is standstill for long time & after releasing the hand break the break doesnot release completely & then makes a TAK sound). That sound is not uniform but observed only when the car is running below 20km/h, if I continue on that speed for long the sound goes, again when I hault at the signal or somewhere & start from 0 I get the sound back (Though not every time).

The friend of mine who runs a gurage, feels that there is a play in stearing and hence, but I could hear the sound even if the stearing is steady & straight.


Can some one help me here??
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Old 7th October 2009, 12:48   #129
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Default Wierd Sound - Wheel Bearings, Brakes......??

Hi guys,

I have a 2005 Swift Vxi. I have already replaced the wheel bearings twice in the 4 years of ownership. The first time was after my tire upgrade from stock to 195/60/R15 in 2006 and the second time recently when I had changed my tires to 205/55/R15. Is it true that the wheel bearings get busted due to the load exerted by wider tires? I know its the wheel bearings as there is this lound humming sound emitted when going above 60kmph.

Now, I drove to Mahabaleshwar last weekend on these busted wheel bearings. Everything was fine except for the noisy drive. However, on my return trip, a new sound has emerged from the front. It is a wierd scruffing/gringing sound which fades away at high speeds but is very prominent at very low speeds. As the weather was rainy and foggy, I was thinking it could be the brakes getting jammed. I have noticed that it does'nt occur when i start my car for the day but starts after the first time I use the brakes and remain throughout the day.

What could this issue be. Is it the brakes or bearings getting worse? I am anyway giving my car for a complete service next week.

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Hi guys,

I have a 2005 Swift Vxi. I have already replaced the wheel bearings twice in the 4 years of ownership. The first time was after my tire upgrade from stock to 195/60/R15 in 2006 and the second time recently when I had changed my tires to 205/55/R15. Is it true that the wheel bearings get busted due to the load exerted by wider tires? I know its the wheel bearings as there is this lound humming sound emitted when going above 60kmph.

Now, I drove to Mahabaleshwar last weekend on these busted wheel bearings. Everything was fine except for the noisy drive. However, on my return trip, a new sound has emerged from the front. It is a wierd scruffing/gringing sound which fades away at high speeds but is very prominent at very low speeds. As the weather was rainy and foggy, I was thinking it could be the brakes getting jammed. I have noticed that it does'nt occur when i start my car for the day but starts after the first time I use the brakes and remain throughout the day.

What could this issue be. Is it the brakes or bearings getting worse? I am anyway giving my car for a complete service next week.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey guys,

Any help on the above please?
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Old 18th October 2009, 22:41   #131
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I observed that I do hear a sloshing sound which I suspect is coming from the fuel tank (Nothing in the boot). ==========
But, I still hear the sound while going over bumps or uneven roads.
Do you hear these sounds at low speeds or even at high speed driving? Slow speed, please rule out if its the shock absorber sound. Pish pish it will sound, especially if you listen carefully and have a wall which can rebound the sound.
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Default Sloshing sound

Hi Jaggu,
Thanks for replying. I hear the sound when i slow down or accelerate (esp. over uneven roads/speed bumps). So, i hear the sound at low speeds. I don't hear any sound when i am driving steadily. The sound is audible in the cabin when the windows have been rolled up.
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Do you hear these sounds at low speeds or even at high speed driving? Slow speed, please rule out if its the shock absorber sound. Pish pish it will sound, especially if you listen carefully and have a wall which can rebound the sound.
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Hi
I have a Swift Vxi ABS 2005 (Petrol), 40,000 kms.
For the last 2 weeks when I drive over uneven ground (not necessarily pot holed) I hear a groan from near the front wheel. Broken tar, gravelled roads, mud roads, there dont seem to be issues - but when I go over roads that have undulations I hear these metallic sounds from the front driver wheel area

I went to Pratham Motors (ORR, Bangalore) and the service guys there couldnt figure out much - they were able to recreate the sound driving within the compound. They put the car on a hoist (is that the right word?) and lifted it up so the service engineer could walk under and probe - he came back saying I cant find anything wrong and if you leave it here for a "service" I'll put a rubber hose "somewhere" . And when he lowered the car and tried another driver around the service centre, the sounds had disappeared . After a few hours, they were back. Same place - same intensity/frequency. Now it is 2 weeks since this started.

A few questions
1)Based on the post by four__tire, does this seem like a
CLUNK
WHERE: Front end.
WHEN: Initially, when parking; eventually, over small bumps.
WHAT: The ball joint that connects the suspension arm to the upright has lost its lubrication and the metal-to-metal contact is wearing it out.
URGENCY: Make an appointment. Avoid bumpy roads, curbs and potholes.
FIX: Replace the ball joint.
If yes, would the fact that the ball joint be apparent on a visual inspection when the car is hoisted up?

2) Any ideas on what else could be wrong with the car to cause this kind of an issue?

3) Can you please help with another service centre / mechanic I could go to?

Appreciate any thoughts
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Default Ungreased spring action sound from My Ford Ikon.

My 2004 Ikon 1.3 now 45000kms old, still drives pretty fine and taut, but there is a distinct chu-chu sound like an ungreased spring going up and down every time it goes up and down a speed breaker. What could be the cause of this sound? Showed it to Bhanvna Ford, who blindly asked me replace some things for about Rs 17000 odd without a firm breakup. Any ideas what could be the problem?

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I have a Swift Vxi ABS 2005 (Petrol), 40,000 kms.
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At 40k kms its a good idea to get the front McPhersons lubricated, they have done the right thing by putting a plastic sleeve on the springs to avoid the metal to metal sound. Ask them to remove the front strut completely and re-grease and assemble, check all the packings also. If they are worn out replace them.

This thunk sound is a problem for swift, but it geneally happens when one goes over pot holes bumps at higher speed.

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My 2004 Ikon 1.3 now 45000kms old, still drives pretty fine and taut, but there is a distinct chu-chu sound like an ungreased spring going up and down every time it goes up and down a speed breaker. What could be the cause of this sound? Showed it to Bhanvna Ford, who blindly asked me replace some things for about Rs 17000 odd without a firm breakup. Any ideas what could be the problem?
Are you sure its not your shocks? Thats normal for them. Easy to notice it, especially if you have a wall near to reverberate and with windows rolled down. If so dont worry about it.
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