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My Vauxhall Brava pick-up has...
My Vauxhall Brava pick-up has developed a loud "rushing water" noise - mostly noticeable at tickover. There are no leaks on the exhaust, front and tail pipes have been replaced, but the noise persists. Is this a known condition with this engine? Could it be the cat(?) - hope not! Could it be the turbo(?) - hope not! Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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UK Auto Mechanic: Bill_Crosby, UK Car Mechanic replied 12 years ago
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Where about on the engine do you think its coming from or do you think its coming from under the car.

 

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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Hello Bill,
The noise seems to issue from under the car. It is noticeable from inside, but as you open the door you get the full value.
UK Auto Mechanic: Bill_Crosby, UK Car Mechanic replied 12 years ago
Does it change or go away if you press the clutch pedal.
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Bill,
It may be so - in fact I think it is. I haven't driven the vehicle myself for several weeks, but I do remember that some action removed the noise but then it returned immediately after. Sorry to be so vague.

John.
UK Auto Mechanic: Bill_Crosby, UK Car Mechanic replied 12 years ago

If it does go when clutch is pressed then fault is most likely to be the clutch release bearing or gearbox first motion shaft bearing.

 

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