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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Concerns with my car...
Hi guys 'n' girls,
I'm a newish Xr6 owner and I have some concerns that I'm not sure are valid or not, hence I'm after some advice from the knowledgeable ones in here! :s2:
I have an AUII XR6, VCT (5-speed manual). Registered in Nov 2000 and had done about 8k when I bought it in May, it's now done about 18k.
I absolutely LOVE the car, but there's a bit of a clunking noise that exhibits itself occasionally that has me concerned. It sounds as if it's from the rear of the vehicle.
It appears to occur mostly when reversing slowly, or when coasting to a stop at traffic lights etc. I think it's there at other times, but I'm not sure. To the non-technical me, it sounds like a banging muffler (stop laughing), but I've visually checked all that I can with no success.
I've also had a single 'clunk' as I start off after a stop, but that's from the front-end somewhere (sounds like RH front corner, but...). This comes and goes.
I also have a rattle in the RH passenger door, that's been "fixed" once but come back! Drives me mad....
Oh yeah, the other thing is that sometimes 1st gear is real hard to select after you've stopped at lights etc. On occasion, I've had to put into neutral, clutch, declutch, clutch and try again. I've reported this and was told that it was tested and that it was 'within tolerances'.
All of these things are intermittent, should I make a pain of myself down at the local dealer, or is this 'normal'?
All advice appreciated. I must stress that I love the car, but didn't have these noises on the previous EL Futura, so....
PS: Yes, I have had the 15k service performed - no bad reports.