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MG ZR ZS ZT Technical - Ticking Noise
I have started getting a ticking noise on my 51 plate ZS+ doing speed <= 20 mph. I have not noticed the noise at higher speeds. The tick is in time with wheel revolution, but it is intermittent, like it misses a tick now and again, but apart from the odd miss it is pretty constant.
I cannot work out where it is coming from, but it sounds like around the dashboard area. (I think it is quite difficult to pinpoint a noise source in a car :o)
The car still handles fine :o/
Difficult to say, because as you quite rightly point out, car noises are a helluva job to pinpoint. First the obvious: you say that the tick is in time with wheel rotation speed, is it not something stuck in one of your front tyres? A nail etc can make a ticking noise with every rotation. Secondly, if the noise is truly coming from the dash, it is likely to be the speedo cable and or gear set.
|Check your tyres quickly|
|I will check my tyres, but it sounds too "in-the-cabin" to be a nail or something. Also the sound does go away at speed.|
I also thought it might be something to do with the speedo bits and pieces.
I may end up putting it in the garage, but i have a feeling it will be one of those noises that will never be worked out unless by fluke.
|check the wheel nut cover plates these can be a loose fit, try driving slowly with the windows down, also check for nails in the tyres.|
I to had the very same ticking at low speed and had convinced myself it was coming from the speedo cable
but thuoght it might be coming from a driveshaft.
Today the car had both its constant velocity joints replaced due to an ABS problem (see other thread )
and yes you have guessed it , the ticking has gone !!!
|iain mitchell 1|
|Thanks for the info. The ticking is still there after checking different things. So maybe I should look into this. Is it an expensive job?|
|Take it to a mg specialist |
if it's a problem they will suss it out.
they shouldnt charge for a look/ listen!
I am afraid the constant velocity joints are expensive in the region of £150 plus fitting.However as per other advice probably best to get dealer to check.
I was lucky and had repair done under warranty .
|iain mitchell 1|
I am out of warranty now. Oh well, I will pop into the garage this weekend.
This thread was discussed between 19/05/2005 and 30/06/2005
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