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Hi all, I'm new to the forum so if I'm posting this question in the wrong forum or has already been answered please just say.

I recently bought a Rover75 and its been driving well for the month I've had it. But in this time a rattle noise has become more noticeable. The noise is coming from under the car (can hear it better with the windows down) and sounds only when driving over a bump. Also the vibration can be felt in the hand brake. If I pull the hand brake while driving over bumps the noise disappears or is more dampened.

I don’t know a huge deal about cars but I would guess its something to do with the rear brake cable.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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mantianak said:
Hi all, I'm new to the forum so if I'm posting this question in the wrong forum or has already been answered please just say.

I recently bought a Rover75 and its been driving well for the month I've had it. But in this time a rattle noise has become more noticeable. The noise is coming from under the car (can hear it better with the windows down) and sounds only when driving over a bump. Also the vibration can be felt in the hand brake. If I pull the hand brake while driving over bumps the noise disappears or is more dampened.

I don’t know a huge deal about cars but I would guess its something to do with the rear brake cable.

Any advice would be appreciated.
It could be the handbrake cable catching the heat shield?
If you jack the car up on axle stands, you'll be able to investigate. You shouldn't need to remove the under tray.
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Thanks for the advice. I don’t have axel stands and refuse to go under a jacked up car. But by having 2 offside wheel on a high curb I manager to weasel in under. It seems you maybe right, when I move the cable going into the rear offside brake it does bang against something against or on the heat shield midway up the car base.
I just have to play about with it and find out how to secure it. hopefully I will not have to remove the heat shields.
 

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Oh my god, snap.

I drove down an unmade road the other day and something under my 75 rattles something chronic too, but its only over the bumps.

I've had my car about 2 Month's now and other than this it runs fine, my mechanic freind checked it out after I bought and said it was all solid underneath on inspection.

I guess its either something loose that's a design fault or we have identical grouding damage somehow.....:eek:uch:
 

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It could be the belly pan that has come loose.

This is a under car tray that sits under the engine to protect it from damage. It is quite large and is held in place I think by screws in the 4 corners. You may be able to see from looking underneath the car or for a clear view get it up on a ramp.

This happened to me a month or so ago. The clutch was replaced by an incompetant garage. When they put the belly pan back on again afterwards, they only bothered to secure it in 1 or 2 corners so it was hanging down and when ever I went over a bump or even a camber in the road it would drag on the ground and the noise was horrific. Kwik Fit put it up on the ramp and spotted the problem immediately, secured it properley with their own screws and didn't charge me a penny.

I may be wrong, but worth checking out.

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Oh my god, snap.

I drove down an unmade road the other day and something under my 75 rattles something chronic too, but its only over the bumps.

I've had my car about 2 Month's now and other than this it runs fine, my mechanic freind checked it out after I bought and said it was all solid underneath on inspection.

I guess its either something loose that's a design fault or we have identical grouding damage somehow.....:eek:uch:
Its most likely the heat shield above the catalyst, or the undertray or the heatshield fitted on it at the bottom of the down pipe.

It doesn't seem to be a design fault - I've grounded my 75 several times and never had any rattles.
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I had another look and one of the heat shields (centrally mid way, maybe near cat converter) is a little loose but that wouldn't account for the loudness of the noise. It does sound like something large and wobbley so I'll have a look at the belly pan next. Although I'm not sure if it is that as the noise stops if I pull the handbrake up. I have noticed the noise is heard (and felt in hand brake) mostly when the rear passenger wheel hits a bump or two which brings me back the brake cable.

I guess I need to invest in axle stands to get a beter look.
 

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Ok, for anybody who is interested (prehaps you Johnboy). I finally got some axle stands and got the wheel off and all that. Seems to be the knocking is because it has a loose or broken shoe. The hand brake cable that goes into the brake is knocking on one of the under struts and also I could hear it banging on the inside of the drum too.

Just have to find out how to fit new ones, doesn't look too difficult but then I've only done brakes on a crummy old escort.
 
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