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#1 j_cocker



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:20 PM

I am pretty clueless when it comes to car, so please bear with me.


A few days ago I started to notice a faint noise coming from under my 58 reg 2.0 Diesel S-Max when the car was moving.


Best way I can think of describing the noise was as it I had some chicken wire wrapped around the wheel and the noise was made when it was grinding against the metal arch around it when moving. Not very scientific, I know... It was so convincing that I even stopped to have a look it there was anything there (there wasn't).


The sound seem to come and go, but I couldn't find any correlation between speed, road condition, etc and the sound itself.


Anyway, today the sound become more prominent, so I tried to give the car a shake, and there seem to be a sound coming from the side when doing it. Not the same sound, but none of the other 3 wheels makes any sound when shaking.


I therefore suspect something to do with the suspension for that wheel - I wouldn't be surprised considering the state of the roads here...


Am I on the right track, and if so what shall I do next?  It is a matter of straight to the garage for example?


Thanks in advance,



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#2 Stoney871


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:58 AM

I'd get the spring checked on that corner, the roads are very punishing on them.

I had one break a few weeks ago.

If it is the spring then get them to check the strut top bearing at the same time, my garage didn't and it cost me another £115 for them to strip everything down to replace a broken one.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:40 PM

dunno if there fitted to the smax but when i ran my lexus common problem was something like a disk gaurd,thin metal that had bent??

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