2004 Vauxhall Zafira 1.8
Knocking noise coming from right hand side under bonnet

1 points

Problem added: Aug 12, 2011 (9 years ago)
hi thought had a puncture so pulled over seen tyres were fine so continued on journey but the unexplained knocking noise continued its like a ticking noise the faster i drove the faster the knocking/tapping noise become thanks if any1 can explain what this mabybe

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Zafira
Variant: 1.8
Model Year: 2004
Category: Leaks & Noises
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Aug 13, 2011 (9 years ago)
Could be a stone or other foreign body stuck in the tread of the tyre..
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Aug 28, 2011 (9 years ago)
Hi, I don't have an answer for you but was wondering if you resolved the issue my car has developed the same thing, albeit it only happens when I go above 60mph.

Thanks in advance
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Oct 17, 2011 (9 years ago)
hello,i had the same problem,get to 50mph rattling from the back end,time and time again i stopped to take a look,very anoying,took the wheel off ect,couldnt find nothing, came to put the wheel back on,just before i let the jack down i gave it a spin,to slightly hear the tapping,turns out i had a nail whaats pushed straight through my tyre wich was layed in side my tyre annd rim..so when i drove slowly couldnt her it,but when i drove faster spiining the wheel caused the nail to bounce around like a washing machine but yet i didnt have no puncher?..wierd i know but had the tyre took off and a quick check for a puncher,no puncher but a nice 5 inch nail..now perfect..hope this is only your problem..
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