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    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 13th May 17, 6:01 PM
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    Peugeot 307 engine noise. Any ideas?
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    • 13th May 17, 6:01 PM
    Peugeot 307 engine noise. Any ideas? 13th May 17 at 6:01 PM
    Not really sure how to describe it, so I've recorded it and uploaded to YouTube but can anyone identify what might be causing this noise (or whether it's completely normal)?

    https://youtu.be/jBSxhn4Rshs

    It's a 2005 Peugeot 307 with a 2L petrol engine.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 13th May 17, 6:04 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:04 PM
    Does it go away when the engine warms up?

    Is it louder if you listen at the right wheel arch?

    My guess would be bottom pulley the belt goes around. not sure on the petrol but you might be able to see it though the wheel arch if you turn the steering all the way to the right.
    Last edited by Lorian; 13-05-2017 at 6:08 PM.
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 13th May 17, 6:06 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:06 PM
    The noise doesn't seem to change with engine or vehicle speed, strange one.
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 13th May 17, 6:06 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:06 PM
    To be honest I've not tried. I've just been washing the car and started it up (it's my wife's previous car which we're getting ready to sell), so I've not had much experience driving it. It was serviced two weeks ago and the garage never said anything.
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 13th May 17, 6:06 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:06 PM
    DUTR - the car is stationery. The other car you can hear was someone going past our street.
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 13th May 17, 6:11 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:11 PM
    sorry I went back and edited my post (see above)
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 13th May 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:12 PM
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    • 13th May 17, 6:12 PM
    Is it louder if you listen at the right wheel arch?

    My guess would be bottom pulley the belt goes around. not sure on the petrol but you might be able to see it though the wheel arch if you turn the steering all the way to the right.
    Originally posted by Lorian
    It sounds like it's coming from near the drivers side. Is it something I should book it into the garage for do you think? (Not particularly good with car mechanics).
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 13th May 17, 6:35 PM
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    DUTR - the car is stationery. The other car you can hear was someone going past our street.
    Originally posted by getmeouttahere
    Ah, then it could be a belt, does the sound change with change in engine speed?
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 13th May 17, 6:50 PM
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    Sounds like it could be firing in 3 cylinders.

    Just been serviced, might have left a plug lead badly connected.
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    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 13th May 17, 7:09 PM
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    Ah, then it could be a belt, does the sound change with change in engine speed?
    Originally posted by DUTR
    I'm unsure as it's the wife's old car. I'll take it out for a drive later and find out what happens.
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 13th May 17, 7:10 PM
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    Sounds like it could be firing in 3 cylinders.

    Just been serviced, might have left a plug lead badly connected.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Would that not cause an engine management light or something?
    • thescouselander
    • By thescouselander 13th May 17, 8:28 PM
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    Sounds like a slipping belt to me.
    • jobdone1
    • By jobdone1 14th May 17, 5:38 AM
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    Water pump possible noise.
    • liltzero
    • By liltzero 14th May 17, 9:25 AM
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    It's a Peugeot. They all sound funny
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 14th May 17, 10:33 AM
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    It's a Peugeot. They all sound funny
    Originally posted by liltzero
    You're Dark Matter. You always post cockwombling carp.
    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 14th May 17, 10:40 AM
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    with it running squirt some wd40 onto the belt as it goes round it may shut the noise up or alter it which if it does the belt is worn.
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 14th May 17, 11:22 AM
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    It's a Peugeot. They all sound funny
    Originally posted by liltzero
    After looking at all the rubbish you've been spouting, I've no interest in your comments!

    To everyone who's offering suggestions - thanks, I appreciate it.

    I've just done a 5 mile drive in the car and it still sounds the same when warm. The rhythm of the noise does seem to speed up the faster the car goes if that helps.

    I'm at work in the car now, and I must admit, I'm a bit reluctant to drive it anymore as don't want to end up trashing the engine.
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 15th May 17, 2:40 PM
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    Just thought I'd update the thread...due to my lack of mechanical skills, I've opted to get the car looked at in the garage so have it booked in for tomorrow. Hopefully won't be too expensive of a job, but at least when we sell the car, we can do so knowing everything's working as it should.
    • getmeouttahere
    • By getmeouttahere 17th May 17, 3:49 PM
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    Just to update the thread, spoke to the garage earlier and the alternator belt needs replacing. While they've got the car, they're also going to do the timing belt kit as the car's done 83k and at least I'll know it's all been sorted before we sell the car.
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