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Old 09-12-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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new noise, and burning smell coming from underside

Hey guys, another f***ing problem!

I noticed it yesterday and it progressively started getting worse.........

It is only when the car is moving it makes an intermittent tinging noise, not a clunk, a low ting,

it is very noticable going straight but WAAYYY worse when i put load on it while turning right....going left it almost goes away. it

if I'm in second gear doing like 40 the only way I can describe it is

ting ting ting ting ting ting ting ting a matter of 1 second.

I'm gonna get it looked at because there's also a slight burning smell (almost like rubber) when you get out of the car.......

any ideas? I'll try to get a vid later this week cause I'm away.

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Old 09-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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is it more of a clicking sound coming from the rear?
It could be one of your rear half shalfs? Or it could also be driveshalf related? When was the last time you inspected the csb?

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Old 09-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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Sounds like a CSB kinda. But it would be more of a thud.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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with an Xi..... Look @ CV Joint.... or wheel bearing...... the noise you hear sounds like the CV joint bindng.... Check your CV boots in the front.... They go on the Xi.....
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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could also be a U-joint going...wheel bearings don't make noises like that under low speed..they drone at higher speeds under load. put the car in the air and have someone underneath it to look and listen for the origin.

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