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Noisy Front End

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Charith Kulasiri, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Charith Kulasiri

    Charith Kulasiri Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2020
    Location:
    Sri Lanka
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen LA400K

    Toyota Starlet EP82 (past)
    Toyota Ceres (past)
    BMW E36 316 and 318is (past)
    Hi Guys

    been hearing an awful metallic knocking noise from the front especially front right side

    After a quick check one mechanic said that my caliper pins were worn and hence the noise

    After getting a second opinion this person mentioned it was my shock mounts

    Any idea if these are weak points on the COPEN ROBE?? Mine is a 2015 and its only done 20,000 kms
     
  2. Taha Abdullah

    Taha Abdullah Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2020
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Car(s):
    Copen Robe LA400K
    Put grease on those little shims between the brake pads, common issue here Rawalpindi due to dust and stone chips they make a sound.

    Also check the wheel bearing, as LA400K copen is set on negative camber there is wear
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2020
  3. Charith Kulasiri

    Charith Kulasiri Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2020
    Location:
    Sri Lanka
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen LA400K

    Toyota Starlet EP82 (past)
    Toyota Ceres (past)
    BMW E36 316 and 318is (past)
    Brake caliper pins were removed and greased but still noise persists sigh
     
  4. APPLEDjerry

    APPLEDjerry Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2019
    Location:
    Shropshire-Welsh border
    Car(s):
    'Lola': 2009 Copen 1.3 Silver
    'Griffin the Mule': Vauxhall Vectra Estate, 2008, 1.8, black.
    I've had a distinctive rumbling sound coming from the front which has really been bugging me for probably most or all of the time I've had the Copen. Last night I went out on a quiet road and tried to listen more carefully to the sound. I was surprised to hear the rumble disappear when I braked. Even just dabbing the brake pedal had an effect.

    So I'm really pleased that I've found the source of the noise, albeit not the exact parts. I hope to jack the car up tomorrow and take a closer look.

    I also noticed a new noise coming from the back, but I'm 99% certain it will just be the roof seals reacting to a change in the seasonal temperatures.
     

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