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Old 12th May 2009, 03:54   #1
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I drive a Swift VXI with K n N filter and automech exhaust. For the past couple of weeks the car picks up a strange rumble as the speed approaches 80kms and decreases around 100kms and above but never dies away. A lot of vibrations also accompany the rumble. I have tried to analyse the situation and have engaged neutral at about 90kms to check if engine is the culprit but the rumble still persists totally indifferent to the neutral. I recon its got to do with the mechanics rather than the engine.
Also if I stear the stearing towards the left the rumble and the vibrations dissapear till the stearing is left turned. Dosnt happen when I turn right.
Trouble is these speeds can only be attained on highway or toll roads so I am not sure how to prove my point when I go to a maruti work shop.
This is really annoying and has totally killed driving pleasure.
I request for your insightful comments on whats the pain!

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Old 13th May 2009, 03:02   #2
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HI All

Request for assistance!

The noise seems to come from the front portion of the vehical.
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Hello mate ,

If that ''rumbling" can be felt through your steering , then you need to get your wheel balenced & alligned !
Also get your wheels rotated , Might make a difference !

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Old 13th May 2009, 08:49   #4
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@ dionysus: as rightly said by vibhu, it is mostly the issue of wheel balancing, first get all your wheels balanced from a good tyre shop / M.A.S.S. then test drive to see the issue persists. If not try the wheel alignment as other option.
The issue must die away with the first one itself.
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also check for any issue of bend rims if you have them. Alloy is no problem.
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Thanks a lot for your replies...will execute! cheers
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Old 28th May 2009, 02:59   #7
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Fellows, got the wheel aligned and balanced however the rumbling still persists. Rohan motors in Noida tell me its because of the bearings on the front left tyre. The mechanic said when the left tyre was moved he could feel a bit of vibration in the suspension (tyre was rotated by hand). The rest of the 3 tyres were fine as per him.
Does that make sense! I mean bearings gone faulty can make so much of noise ? Please help me out here
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Yes, a worn out bearing may be a chance of the problem. You should give it a try.
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This definitely looks like worn bearings. How many kms has your car covered?

I had a similar problem after about 60,000 kms in one of my old cars. Problem was sorted as soon as the bearings of the front wheels were replaced.

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If its a "Hum" then its definitely the bearing.
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go on a very smooth road and check the same. if there is a humming sound then its definitely the bearings.also check the tyre wear out.
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it sure is a hum! but the cars done 36K kms and bearings given way! wonder why the noise gets killed when i move the stearing towards the left
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