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Old 02-11-2003   #1
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flapping noise on front drivers side of car

hello to anyone that has any suggestions. recently I have noticed a flapping noise from the front-right hand side of my punto 1.2 8v car. I can only hear it when the car is moving with window down. I have checked the engine and nothing looks loose also checked the wheel hub and thats seem fine.. The flapping sound insreases as I speed up. Any comments would be appriciated. thank you ;-(

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Check its not your seat belt!:)
prob think i am taking the piss but it got mum!DA!!!!!
its a fiat you will soon learn to love all the unknowen noises!

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Thank you for the advice!! Love the mum bit :-) but on a serious not this noise shouldn't be happening its quiet loud and the whole street can hear it..and my cheeks suddenly turn red.

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rubber plastic or metal sounding?

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it sounds plastic...its a bit of flapping with a slight clicking noise as well.

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Have you checked timing belt cover?

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that loud! i had a prob with the front Plastic wheel arch liner flapping and rattling off the wing! apart from that cant think!

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I would also say arch liner.


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Possible that it may be the sheilding for the brake disc catching the disc itself. Bend it back slightly




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1. Yes it could be the wheel arch liner. Not always loose but behindit there is a small flap of plastic can make this noise, usually at speed though.
2. Your wheel trim is worn and rattling on the wheel nuts...
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have you checked your mud flaps?
nd have you checked underneath to see if you got anything caught on your exhaust eg. plastic bag.

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you would know that it was a plastic bag without even getting under to have a look! it stinks big time mate!
once had a bit of rabbit stuck to my exhaust clamp that was not to nice!
well you never know could be an animal or small child under there somewhere!

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Hi mate, its almost certainly going to be the wheel bearing on the drivers side front of rear wheel, have it checked out as this is not expensive to fix

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Hi everyone thank you for your quick and informative responses. I noise has no gone. Me and a friend removed the wheel had a look around could find anything wrong. Put the wheel back on and the noise has now disappeared. One of those things hey. :-)

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