Grinding sound from engine
ok after finding nothing, as im no mechanic and dont see bad things i took it inot Kwik Fit for a quick free check.
Point raised are -
OSF anti roll bar link
OSF lower arm
NSF Wheel bearing
Anyone know a good place to pick these up as they wanted £300 quid plus and im sure they aint that expensive.
If anyone has some that they wanna get rid please let me know :)
Not being funny but if you push the clutch in and the noise goes away, it will be to do with that. none of those will make that noise
the 2 OSF will make clunking noises while moving
The wheel bearing if its completely shot will make that noise when you are going along and will change with the speed of the car and usually sounds like a light aircraft taking taxiing down the runway but again pushing the clutch in will do nothing with the noise of this and will only make a noise when moving
Things to do when you get these problems
1 DONT GO TO HALFRAUDS !!!!!!! If you even take it for an MOT at Halfrauds they will always fail it on brake discs, company policy and makes them cash every time - all discs are scored - not many are dangerous
Find a decent mobile mechanic and ask him if he can give you a clue to what it is and how much, he will tell you for free just by taking it for a 2 minute drive and quote you there on the spot, his hours will be less than a garage as he doesnt have the overheads and if he cannot do it in your driveway or car park he will recommend you to someone who can
The first post was a bit of a wierd one, must of just been a coincedence that when i dumped teh clutch it went away. It dont.
It only really rattles going really slowly and its a really loud clunking noise.
You can hear it mainly when just tottling and steering left, really loud clunk clunk clunk clunk.
When he wacked it on the ramp there was loads of play in the bearing, massive amount.
I found the stuff off ebay, wheel bearing 36 quid, links £16 pair and about 50 for the lower arm.
Dunno if thats good or not.
Might try the mobile mechanic if can find one by me.
yes that sounds right, but wheel bearing doesnt normally clunk
does it get any worse when turning a certain way as MX-3s are pretty notorious for the CV joints going
yeah to the left
Notice it when i pull into my road, dont get much when turning right by left is really bad.
probably the clunking is from the arms and stuff and the bearing is summit they picked up on when they ahd it in the air.
Its the CV joint if it does it on one lock
usually if you turn left its the right hand one that makes the noise
They are quite cheap and easy to repair if you have the tools
Phone around for a few quotes first but it sounds like a CV joint for definate now if it does more on turning :bigok:
listen to that, you can hear it more when i have tuned around and just rolling down the hill in first gear.
You cant hear the noise when driving along, its really just pulling off and slowly moving.
Hope that helps :)
Another point, the supplier by me don't sell the lower arm just the ball joint link. Is that Wat goes on em or do I need to get the full lower arm?
Cheers all for the help
That does sound like cv joint. if it does it more on one lock and goes up and down with speed i would say yes its a cv gone
It was the wheel bearing, was proper trashed.
Changed that and good to roll again. No knocking or grinding.
Jobs a good un - MOT day today. Fingers crossed.
If it passes im gonna get me a catback, well de-cat back exhaust as a treat haha
Boom good for another 12 months Phew