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    Default Loud bang then something flew off!

    Hi people, not sure if this is from the car or ive drove over something or someone! Just trying to filter any possabilities out.

    Firstly got the car booked in for a new flexi pipe as it was blowing. When I picked it up the guy said it was well gone and it had actually snapped in two. He said to check the DPF and the engine mounts as this shouldnt happen. Its had no problems with the DPF (since owning from August) but looking at the amount of flexi's going on this forum ive just passed off.

    So later on that day I thought I would give it a clear out down the sliproad to see if all was well, but while I was accelerating in 2nd I heard a bang like something had snapped then the item bouncing under the car or wheel arch before throwing itself off.
    Now ive checked the exhaust, tyres, suspension and everything looks fine. Car drives the same etc so maybe I drove over something I didnt see, unless theres any other possabilities you can think of?

    Over to you. Thanks.

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    Do/Did you own a cat?? .

    If car is driving fine, wouldn't worry too much. no lights on dash etc.

    Belts all still in place..

    Sure someone will advise if anything else to look for...

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    Have another look at your springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagRigger View Post
    Have another look at your springs


    Its also possible that the mechanic left a tool on the subframe etc and its that that fell off.

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    Must of been a big cat lol thought it was a blow out or something. Checked the belt. Its still there, no lights or anything come on. Went back on slip road and it was covered in rubbish and bits so no pointing out what could of come off.

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    Hate that. Noise's will be the death of us all.

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    mine gave off a loud bang a couple of years ago and it was the end bit of the spring so i think this could be your problem mate

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    Have give springs a good check, seem to be fine, Mot due soon so may shed some light.

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    i checked mine as well but it was the end little bit wich snapped off whot i couldnt see it sounded like soneone had took a big hammer to car whot a loud bang it was,goo luck with mot

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    Or you could have run over someone else's bit of spring - I had a similar experience a couple of weeks back stopped and went back to where it had happened and in the road was the bottom coil of a car spring - checked all mine and the tyres and all ok - but it made a right racket and sounded like serious damage at the time. Only thing I did find was a slight gouge in the underseal under the rear wheel arch but nothing else.

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