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  1. Squealing under my bonnet

    Engine & Gearbox
    Right! I posted a while ago concerning the combination of strange noises our '96 2.4D has started to make. It has a 2.5 TDi manifold and turbo fitted (though not by a VW specialist, which may be relevant to the subsequent problems! No one responded, so I've ploughed on alone! So - thus far, I...
  2. Knocking in the rear. Possibly wheel arch

    General T5 Technical
    There's a knocking coming from the rear of my van when I'm driving and it seems to be relative to the speed I'm going. I had my mate in the back to pin point where it's coming from and he says it's the rear near side wheel arch. Today after work I took the wheel off and the plastic trim on the...
  3. Jingling sound when lifting clutch

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi my name is Ben and I am new here.. Lol.. I love this site for everything as I am a be t5 fanatic... I have a 2.0 T5 2012, it is my world, but starting to have a slight problem with it, when I put my van in 1st to pull away as I lift clutch there is a jingling sound like someone rattling...
  4. knocking sound

    Steering & Suspension
    HI, I have a 2009 2.5tdi 4 motion, recently a "clap" or knocking sound comes from the left front corner, checked everything all seem to Ok, no loose parts.. might it be from the front shock rubbers?? or bearings. does any one have a pic or two of what it should look like. what i did notice is...
  5. Noise on depressing clutch

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, I've recently bought a 2011 T5 1.9TDI. I've found that it makes a noise just after depressing the clutch and was hoping someone could assure me that it's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. :) The noise is a low pitched grumbling sound: "Mrrrrrhh". It happens just after having...
  6. Engine rattle (only when in gear)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Just picked up a 1992 t4 with 148k on the clock, engine is great all except for a small knocking/ clicking noise that increases with speed, however when i push my foot down on the clutch its almost stops completely. Any ideas on what might be casuing this, cheers steve
  7. Rubbing grinding noise through clutch pedal.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, Can anyone suggest what might be causing this noise? There is light grinding noise when the clutch pedal is slightly depressed, kind of like the sound when brake pads have worn out. It makes no noise when fully depressed or when you take your foot off completely, just when you start...
  8. Drone sound from front wheels 2006 1.9 - Bearing? Driveshaft?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Everyone, I recently had some work done on my van including being lowered 30mm and having 20" rims put on. I've since noticed quite a loud 'drone' / hum sound coming from the front wheels that is typically at it's worst around 50mph cruising in 5th gear. It continues to make noise even...
  9. Noise under load, especially in reverse, gearbox mount?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Just recently I've been getting a noise from the engine/gearbox area on acceleration, particularly in reverse. It sounds like something is rubbing and mimics the engine sound rather than rolling wheels. My local garage told me the noise was coming from inside the gearbox which was what I feared...
  10. Tinny Vibration at 2000 revs - driving me nuts!

    General Technical
    Hello, I've had my 1.9td since 2009, overall its been great. Ever since I've owned it though ,when accelerating away and going through 2000 revs, an annoying tinny rattle/vibration noise occurs. It does not seem to affect performance, or seem to be getting worse. I have checked all of the heat...
  11. Grinding and knocking noise coming from left hand front wheel : (

    General T4 Chat
    Hi all, I didn't have such a great start to the weekend unfortunately. I was on my way to the workshop to make an early start on my project, but on the way there a horrible grinding and knocking noise began on my left front wheel just after taking a bend :( It's the sort of noise that makes...
  12. Help! T4 1997 VR6 engine noise

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys I have a slight noise coming from the top right of my VR6 engine, any ideas what this could be? The noise sounds like a bearing if I was to guess and its coming from right near the Distributor. It revs with the engine and doesn't stop when applying the brake.
  13. Whistle after fitting intercooler

    Engine & Gearbox
    I fitted my l200 intercooler today,while taking the van for a spin I noticed a whistling sound while on full throttle through 2nd to 5th gear,has anyone else had this noise or know what it might be?noticed one hell of a difference after fitting though.
  14. Strange Brake Noise

    Hi i have an ex AA 99 2.5 tdi - and it has started making a strange high pitched tone on release of the brake pedal after about 5 mins driving. This then goes if with even the lightest dab of the brake pedal only to return next time the brakes are depressed and then released:confused:. the...
  15. Strange ticking around front of 1.9TD engine.

    Engine & Gearbox
    This is driving me up the wall. Hearing a tappety noise from the front of the engine, when the engine is up to temp. Over the last 18 months I've replaced the alternator for new, then had the constant squealing from the belt until the engine warmed up. I had issues with the water pump (Which I...
  16. Pioneer Head unit problem

    I've got a pioneer AVH 5200BT head unit (expensive single din one with screen) going into 2 amps and whenever I turn the ignition on I get a high pitched sound coming through the speakers??? I've heard about Pioneer stereos having problems with the internal earth track but was wondering if it...
  17. 1991 T4 Reimo restoration begins...with noise and thermal insulation

    T4 Conversions
    1991 T4 Reimo Miami restoration begins...with noise and thermal insulation... I've finally made a start disassembling the interior (after camping trips in the summer) to carry out a mini-restoration. After removing some of the interior panels to fit a 3 point seat belt in the rear, I found...
  18. Axd exhaust gasket.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey folks, It's been easy vanning for a while, but I have another niggle beginning. Been here before as well, so I thought I'd invite suggestions. So, the problem is a 'gazoo' squeak out of my exhaust gasket when the turbo spools up. It's been 18 months since last I replaced the damn thing...
  19. Weird Noise? Could it lead to my wallet emptying?

    Engine & Gearbox
    2000 2.5tdi Ok so there is a weird worrying noise coming from my van, i can only think it may be the gearbox/clutch or both. I have just read through all the weird noise threads but nothing that sounds similar. What is it??? any ideas?? When i'm cruising (slight acceleration) i get a...
  20. Skylight noise

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello! Just had a new skllight fitted to our T4 high-top. It's great for vntalation when stopped. However at speeds of 60mph plus it usually makes a loud vibrating sound. No obvious loose parts. Any ideas or cures? Thanks for your help. Dave.