"kettling" noise front end.

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Misteron1
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"kettling" noise front end.

Post by Misteron1 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:42 pm

1.6 SRI sports tourer 2017 flip chip silver
Have been getting a noise sounding like a muffled fridge being moved, a sort of kettling knocking noise, you can hear it mostly at slow speed over any ground. It can still be heard over the radio and road noise at speed. Went out with tech from the dealer who agreed and said it sounded terrible. They changed the front Anti roll bar drop links, which I have to say took away some noise, so they must have been worn, but this underlying noise is still there. My theory is either the O/S/F damper or the brake servo unit. Any ideas ? I don't think it sounds like an engine mount or any other suspension part.

Stanreed
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Stanreed » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 pm

Video?

Tomee09
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Tomee09 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:14 pm

Hi, vauxhall astra k 1.6CDTI manual - same problem. Last time I enquired the consensus was the engine mount under the gearbox. Let me know how it goes for you as I haven't stumped up for the repair yet.

Misteron1
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Misteron1 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:03 pm

ringing dealer tomorrow.

Stanreed
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Stanreed » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:55 pm

Misteron1 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:03 pm
ringing dealer tomorrow.
Some news?

Misteron1
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Misteron1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:23 pm

Stanreed wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Video?
tried recording it, but got mainly road noise.

Misteron1
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Misteron1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:24 pm

Stanreed wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Misteron1 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:03 pm
ringing dealer tomorrow.
Some news?
they reckon it's engine mount, waiting for part.

Misteron1
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Misteron1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:26 pm

Tomee09 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Hi, vauxhall astra k 1.6CDTI manual - same problem. Last time I enquired the consensus was the engine mount under the gearbox. Let me know how it goes for you as I haven't stumped up for the repair yet.
dealer reckons engine mount, waiting for part, will let you know.

Tomee09
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Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by Tomee09 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:17 pm

Do you know which mount they think it is, the dealer wants £60 to look at mind.

Also does your car clunk going into gear from neutral?

fozzi97
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Astra Model: SRi Nav 1.6 CDTi (136PS)
Astra Options: Front and rear parking sensors
Astra Colour: Granite Grey (Metalic)

Re: "kettling" noise front end.

Post by fozzi97 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:18 pm

I also had this problem with mine. Also a manual diesel. I described my noise the same as you have, like a kettle bubbling noise over rough ground at low speeds. Vauxhall changed my drivers side engine mount under the air filter. All done under warranty. Fixed it for 3 weeks and the noise came back slowly. Haven’t bothered taking it back since.

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