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Feint Whining Noise From Gearbox? At 50Mph+


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#1 StumpyBloke

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

Hi all, I've just bought a 2011 1.6 Titanium 3d manual and am really pleased with it, except for one thing:

...there is a "whine" noise when doing 50+ which cannot be heard over the radio because it's quite slight and stops if I press in the clutch.

I'm pretty sure it still does it if I go down to 4th gear whilst at the same speed (engine noise drowns it out I guess then). I've looked on the Internet and there are others with seemingly the same issue which apparently is normal. Does this sound familiar to any of you guys? Someone described it as an earth humming noise. Which whilst that isn't what it is, describes it well.

Thanks :)

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#2 MattDRX

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

Clutch bearing or wheel bearing, if you maintain those revs you are doing in 5th in say 3rd but a lower speed does it do it?

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#3 StumpyBloke

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

Hi Matt. Thx. Definitely not the wheel bearing because it goes if I press in the clutch. And it's only after a certain speed, seemingly regardless of engine revs.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

Sounds like gearbox/clutch.

Notify the dealer in writing that you have this issue so that if there is a failure later you have better chance of claiming.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:51 PM

Thanks all :)


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