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Offline Acegadget

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Low speed mechanical rattle
« on: 28 June 2021, 23:41 »
Noticed today in my CS that at low speed I get a mechanical rattle as if diff or gearbox sort of noise. As soon as I pick up the pace it goes.

Anyone else got this?
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Offline Kenis

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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #1 on: 29 June 2021, 07:27 »
There’s definitely a thread or two on here where others have had similar issue at low speeds. Am sure one found an issue with a suspension boot being split. Not sure where it is though I’m afraid
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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #2 on: 29 June 2021, 09:09 »
Does it happen just once when you start off for the first time?

There is a thing where the steering pump pressurises and it sounds like the landing gear coming up as you take off.... happens about 30 seconds or less after you first drive...

There is a TPI about that, its not a fault.
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Offline Acegadget

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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #3 on: 29 June 2021, 11:53 »
No this is all the time so a low speed rattle when moving slowely.

Been to dealers and booked in for 22nd they reckon they have had a couple and it is suspension related.
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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #4 on: 15 July 2021, 20:12 »
No this is all the time so a low speed rattle when moving slowely.

Been to dealers and booked in for 22nd they reckon they have had a couple and it is suspension related.
Hi Acegadget, did you find out what this was?

My Clubsport has also developed a bit of a rattle / sound of play, coming from the front n/s, but only audible at low speeds, eg up to 10 mph.  If I push down on the n/s corner I can also hear a bit of squeak.  The handling seems to be unaffected and I haven't hit any potholes, so not sure what it is, presume something suspension related though.

Thanks

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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #5 on: 17 July 2021, 10:18 »
No this is all the time so a low speed rattle when moving slowely.

Been to dealers and booked in for 22nd they reckon they have had a couple and it is suspension related.
Hi Acegadget, did you find out what this was?

My Clubsport has also developed a bit of a rattle / sound of play, coming from the front n/s, but only audible at low speeds, eg up to 10 mph.  If I push down on the n/s corner I can also hear a bit of squeak.  The handling seems to be unaffected and I haven't hit any potholes, so not sure what it is, presume something suspension related though.

Thanks

Booked in on 22nd so will keep you posted. The guy I spoke to immedietly said it was suspension and they had seen 3 others with it. They needed it for 2 days so they could check then order parts.
Will keep you posted once sorted
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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #6 on: 18 July 2021, 13:24 »
I seems to be getting a rapid tapping/clicking noise for the front n/s wheel/brake - it gets louder when pressing the brake, and only noticeable up to about 40 mph.
Not sure if that’s from the aerated discs?

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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #7 on: 22 July 2021, 22:29 »
Car is having top mounts replaced. Also new software on infotainment.
Will report back tomorrow on what it’s like after I have picked it back up
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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #8 on: 23 July 2021, 13:01 »
Car back and all jobs done.

Fitted new top mounts and it looks like this has cleared the problem

Infotainment updated to 1668 so will see if thats helped

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Re: Low speed mechanical rattle
« Reply #9 on: 23 July 2021, 19:19 »
Thanks for the update.  Assume the  top mounts were replaced under warranty?  Seems an odd part to wear on what must be a near new car?

Mine was in on Monday, but was diagnosed with a suspension boot which was catching / stuck.  However pretty much as soon as I pulled away the same sound was still there.  Its difficult to describe, almost like what you would hear if you stacked two cereal bowls together and gently moved them around  :whistle: :grin:

I'll need to book it in again...