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another day, another break down.
Girlfriends polo which has been going perfect since last year, has been giving a really bad knocking bangin tudderish sound from under the gearstick area, i couldnt see anything out of the ordinary but when theres no weight in the car the sound goes away! also when u raise revs, it gets much louder. anyone heard anything like this before?
 

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Sounds like it must be the exhaust hitting off something. Sometimes what happens is the weld breaks where the pipe meets the centre silencer and the pipe slides out a bit causing the exhaust to hang down slightly, it's not always noticeable straight away.
 

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Probably the exhaust, especially if it gets worse when you rev the engine.
 

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does it sound random, or does it speed up with revs?

When the bottom end started to go on mine there was a similar noise, like a mini jackhammer under the car. Though this could be a completely different noise...
 

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QUOTE (Insomniac @ Feb 1 2006, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>When the bottom end started to go on mine there was a similar noise, like a mini jackhammer under the car.

Your starting to worry me now!,


Ya it is kinda random but sure what difference would my weight in the car do to a couple of pistons with a sense of adventure!?
 

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QUOTE (Oisin @ Feb 1 2006, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Your starting to worry me now!,


Ya it is kinda random but sure what difference would my weight in the car do to a couple of pistons with a sense of adventure!?

naw if it's random there's probably a combinarion of things, mine was knockin every time I put the foot down...
 

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did you check the diff ib the gearbox a similar thing happened to mine a while back had to get a replacement gearbox not easy to find
 

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if it was the gearbox wouldnt the steering be shaking and the movement of the car forward be jerkish?

shes gonna have some one look at it now though i think
 

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How would the gearbox cause the steering to shake?


It's probably the exhaust anyway, you should just get it in to some garage with a lift and any mechanic with half a brain should be able to tell you what is wrong with it.
 

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QUOTE (Geo @ Feb 2 2006, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>How would the gearbox cause the steering to shake?

Gearbox bearings like in my gti, after 60mph, ur hands are in a state of disarray!

This is being fixed in a forth night....


QUOTE (Geo @ Feb 2 2006, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's probably the exhaust anyway, you should just get it in to some garage with a lift and any mechanic with half a brain should be able to tell you what is wrong with it.
Im pretty sure its the exhaust, only reason i created this post was because it sounds a bit odd but....
I also left my jack stands in kerry so i cant get under the car.
 
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