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landrover TD5 disco 2 auto 2002, help needed clicking noise

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by William.gordon, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. William.gordon

    William.gordon Member

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    Hi
    i wonder if i can get some help as we have had a noise develop the other day,
    so we have the 7 seat version as we need it as we have 5 children but the other day when coming home from shopping with just 3 children in the back and a boot full off shopping,
    i noticed only under hard acceleration that there was a clicking/tapping noise like it was coming from the drive/prop shaft quite loud as we had the windows up and kids in the back and i still noticed it, the noise would get louder and faster when under acceleration but when i took my foot off the throttle the noise went, when driving the car normal i.e not pulling away hard there is no noise as all, one thing to mention is that the TC and ABS light came on the other day for about 2 mins, so i switched the car off and back on again and we have not had that back since i can only assume it has reset something but not sure if the problem is linked to my clicking /tapping noise,

    so this morning i have got up and tried to investigate more and with no weight in the car i can't get the noise to come back, i had a look under neath and there is no play in the prop shafts or the rubber donut witch is were i though it would be coming from,

    so i am sort of at the point off don't fix it unless its broke but my problem being is that the wife relys on the car for the daily school commute and its our main family car, so i could really do without it breaking bad,

    any info would be great
    many thanks
     
  2. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Do you have a chance to get the wheels off the ground and see if any of the bearings sound rough?

    Also ref the lights, can you get it on diagnostics to see if any issues are highlighted?

    Plus, I know it sounds stupid, but are you sure it was not a stone in the tyre?

    Cheers
     
  3. William.gordon

    William.gordon Member

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    hi neilly thanks for your reply,

    yes i had the fronts off the floor and there is no ruff bearing noises i need to check the rears as well but i am sure its not bearing related as that would be more off a humming noise would it not?

    also ref the lights as of yet i have not only because off funds and it only happened yesterday but i will get it on a diagnostics machine asap,

    no not silly at all at first i thought this, but upon testing it only happens under load and hard acceleration,

    just another quick question if the car is in neutral what will be normal play in the front prop shaft as there seems to be a lot, but in park and drive there is none?