my toyota avensis 2004 model 1.8l auto is making a rattling sound from the bonnet, what could it be, the gear box is new and was checked.starter is fine ,drives okay but the noise is less pronounced when driving it rattles a lot on Parking and when the gear is shifted to Drive or Reverse.
Year: 2004Make: ToyotaModel: AvensisEngine: 1.8l
Taken it to a garage for diagnosis,they told me that they did 2 hour labour investigating charged me £151.00 for that and then told me that the gear box was new they could not identify any problems .The only way they can do that is take off the gear box total of £600 or more just to take it off and return it additional charges if they identify the problem. The garage is Courtsworld garage in Uxbridge UB8 1AP. Am stuck just had a baby 3 days ago and have no kind of money, Just bought this car on the 18/11/09 at ACF finance in Isleworth.
Hello and Welcome to justanswer....Its always difficult to know / diagnose noises as such from here without inspection - but , as the garage has inspected it, they seen to be settling on the fact that the noises are transmission / gearbox related...It does sound like it too with it rattling on Parking and when you shift the lever to Drive or Reverse..Auto transmission units are notoriously expensive when they go wrong - but what I would suggest you do is approach this from another angle.. that of , the garage you bought it off..see if there is any warranty covering that as you have not had it long... If it has , they should deal with it under that . If not, then approach the finance company that you are paying the car money too as they will have an interest in this. I cant give you any legal advice as Im not allowed - but you can legitimately do as above - and you can also get advice off your local trading standards office to help you with this further.Also, there is the aspect of the gearbox being "new".. You should trace down who fitted / supplied the transmission as if it is new - there should be a warranty on that itself never mind the car...So work through as above and Im sure you will get somewhere that way...
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