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Old 27-07-2018   #1
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Strange noise when moving

Hello all, time for a potentially stupid question.

I purchased a 17 plate 595 recently, and itís started making a bit of an odd noise. Standard 145bhp engine, the car has done around 7700 miles and had a full service & inspection before purchase.

Whenever the car is moving it makes a distinct tick/slapping noise. I donít have to be accelerating, Iíve rolled in neutral down my street (a hill, about 60 yards long) and it makes the noise. Only noticeable when the windows are down.

The best way I can describe it Like something slapping against the road, or the sound you get with a playing card stuck in a bicycleís spokes. A rapid fth-fth-fth-fth-fth sound. From what I and a few passengers can tell, it seems to be coming from the left side of the car.

The frequency doesnít seem to be related to speed. Iíve done a visual check and canít see any obstructions or anything hanging down below the car. Control and ride quality are not effected, I can steer normally. Doesnít happen when stationary, so I donít think itís an engine issue. Tyre pressure is fine.

Sorry for the wall of text, but hopefully someone will be able to work it out (even if it is a case of telling me Ďthe car is fine, youíre paranoidí )
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Re: Strange noise when moving

Sounds obvious but must ask - stone in tyre?
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Re: Strange noise when moving

Sounds like a stone in the tyre for sure.
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Re: Strange noise when moving

Thank you, it seems that a stone was indeed causing the sound. Oddly nothing was on either of the left hand tyres, but there was one lodged in the front right. Sound seems to have now stopped.

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