david389

Noise/Vibration Under Load

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Hi everyone, first post here.

 

My wife has just traded her old car in for a 2014 Ka Mk2 1.2 petrol. Nice little car.

 

I noticed that when driving at low speeds and putting the engine under load, ie getting out of our lane which is a fairly steep hill with no run up. So essentially starting from a standstill going uphill. There is what sounds like something vibrating or rattling outside or under the car, definitely sounds like metal. Under normal driving there's no noise or issue.

 

Never having driven a Ka before I've nothing to compare it to and I've never tried to get a 1.2 up the hill before :-)

 

Is this normal and if not, is there anything I should check?

 

Thanks.

 

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I would check the heat shield under the car a long the exhaust pipe

they work lose and  vibrate or rattle :smile:

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Great, will check that first. I had assumed a car with only 13000 on the clock would be like new :-)

Silly me.

Thanks.

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It's a good suggestion by Dezwez. Having mine if the car doesn't have enough revs and is nearly about to stall a rattle noise is sort of produced then however completely normal when driving along. I have a steep hill to climb to get to my house and then onto the drive so i normally just give it a bit more revs than it needs and it's all fine.

By the sounds of things though doesn't seem like you are nearly stalling though so might be the heat shield or something else rattling about. Exhaust brakets maybe? One of mine isn't held on by much at the moment however mine is an 09.

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It's a good suggestion by Dezwez. Having mine if the car doesn't have enough revs and is nearly about to stall a rattle noise is sort of produced then however completely normal when driving along. I have a steep hill to climb to get to my house and then onto the drive so i normally just give it a bit more revs than it needs and it's all fine.
By the sounds of things though doesn't seem like you are nearly stalling though so might be the heat shield or something else rattling about. Exhaust brakets maybe? One of mine isn't held on by much at the moment however mine is an 09.


I have almost stalled it yes and it isn't the same noise. Still trying to get used to this car as I normally drive a 2.2l diesel Land Rover which weighs about 2.5 tonnes. Very different engines :-)

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No worries. Must be something like the suggestions before mine. I can't imagine it's serious. :)

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