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Old 19-02-2008   #1
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Unhappy Weird noises coming from the engine!

I just bought a P reg mk1 punto from my sister its been in the family for 4 years with no problems. As soon as i got it i found out i had to replace the front drivers side strut which was fine and i bought a new battery. Now the back struts sound like they have gone.

Yesterday it was frosty and i was idle in a traffic jam. I kept hearing a noise that sounded like someones exhaust had fallen off and was dragging along the ground i didn't think it was my engine but then steam was coming up around my bonet but this could have been because it was cold, another car pulled over so i thought it was their car that was in trouble. Last night i left my engine running to warm it up when i came back i could hear the noise again and it was getting louder and louder it sounds like something is grinding i opened up my bonet and the cap to my radiator water is missing but i doubt that would make my car make such a horrible noise... i drove it home which wasn't far but it kept making the noise all the way there >.< anyone experienced this before with their punto or any other car? please help!i dont want my car to die i love my little punto!!!!
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Re: Weird noises coming from the engine!

well the steam could be because your rad cap is missing and the water being pushed out onto manifold

and the rattle could be your exhaust mine done it for a few days because the silencer in the center section had colapsed just reach under and hit it a dunt you will here it rattle if this is the cause
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Re: Weird noises coming from the engine!

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I just bought a P reg mk1 punto from my sister its been in the family for 4 years with no problems. As soon as i got it i found out i had to replace the front drivers side strut which was fine and i bought a new battery. Now the back struts sound like they have gone.

Yesterday it was frosty and i was idle in a traffic jam. I kept hearing a noise that sounded like someones exhaust had fallen off and was dragging along the ground i didn't think it was my engine but then steam was coming up around my bonet but this could have been because it was cold, another car pulled over so i thought it was their car that was in trouble. Last night i left my engine running to warm it up when i came back i could hear the noise again and it was getting louder and louder it sounds like something is grinding i opened up my bonet and the cap to my radiator water is missing but i doubt that would make my car make such a horrible noise... i drove it home which wasn't far but it kept making the noise all the way there >.< anyone experienced this before with their punto or any other car? please help!i dont want my car to die i love my little punto!!!!


Whats the noise?
Where from?
How loud?
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Re: Weird noises coming from the engine!

The noise was like a grinding from the engine it was getting extremely loud i could hear it over my radio and air con :S i haven't heard it since i got a rad cap so im not sure if its fixed or not i know im gonna be in traffic this morning and its frosty again
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Re: Weird noises coming from the engine!

i went and bought a new rad cap... it seems alot better my dad put anitfreeze in the radiator too... put more oil in the car cause it was a little low... it seems ok now but i haven't sat in too much traffic in freezing weather :P thanks for that tho might try the exhaust thing cause i keep hearing something from the back when i go over bumps in the road
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Re: Weird noises coming from the engine!

it wont be what i was talking bout if it only does it going over bumps, mine did it constant even more when i put my foot down (after the misfires calm down ) but it could be your backbox, or like mines the bushes on your rear suspension
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