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MG TD TF 1500 - Something loose?
|For some time I have had some "rumbling" noise when I hit some bumps on the roads. And there are plenty of them here in Norway. I thought maybe it came from all the things I have in the luggage compartment and the tool box. I took out everything today, it helped, but I think there is something under the car that is making the noise.|
I need to have someone take a good look underneath. Any suggestions?
|Yes, several of us have had such a noise caused by a loose arm on one of the rear shocks. Check ALL the bolts on each shock. Instant fix in my case!|
|Thank you, Ed. Will do!|
|Raymond-- I also have been experiencing the noise just as you described it. I checked the tool box but it was not there. To me it sounded like a loose floor board but I know they were tight when I did the interior work. Following Ed's suggestion, I checked all of the shocks. All I found was the left rear shock had two bolts that could be tightened a bit but they were not really loose. I did find, though, that the left from louvre panel (in the wheel well) was very loose (my guess is that I just failed to fully tighten the screws from some reason). I am hoping that this is the source of my noise problem. I a day or two I will get the car out and see what happens.|
|Problem solved. Loose rear shock. nice to get rid of that ugly sound. Has anybody put a soft mat in the luggage compartment to reduce the noise from there?|
|i've never had anything of significance in the luggage compartment..what are you hauling? regards, tom|
|Good news Ray. Now post some more Youtubes!|
I used Dynamat under the rear carpet. It stops all noise. I also wrap my stuff back there in towels which are useful to lay on if a breakdown.
This thread was discussed between 19/07/2012 and 25/07/2012
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