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    Default My car doesnt feel right? (with a load of images)

    My problem seems to be a common problem, I am getting some noise from the back end well I think its the back end everyone else agrees with me it is at the back, I get a low grumble when traveling slowly I first noticed it on Friday night when I was slowing down at a round about on my way to Sheffield I thought it was breaks but the noise was also present when we were stuck in traffic with no use of breaks. I have also occasionally when going over maybe a manhole cover or a repaired part of road that the suspension seems to kick a little more than it should rather than just killing the jolt it doesn't. the left does it the right doesnt seem to and it isnt every time.

    I have read threads on here with similar problems, I thought wheel bearings at first as did my mate in the car but I had a mondeo in the past and it's bearings had gone also but the noise was there at high speed also, I tested for this by raising the passenger side rear wheel and checking for movement, which there was none.

    I checked for the upper control arm bushes with the car lowered and tried to move the wheel in and out from the top of the wheel again no movement other than the whole car.

    I thought maybe the shocks had gone so bouncing on the back end the car went down and then settled when I got off no constant bounceing. maybe a spring has broke so I took the weel off and took a few photos for you guy to see if you can see anything wrong, I'm not mechanically minded but will have a go at a few things.

    I also read that the anti roll bar bushes wear out so had a look at those but don't know how they should be to start.

    Overview, can anyone see anything wrong?

    Spring upper bit


    Lower part of the spring


    more spring, it doesnt look broken?


    Upper control arm bushes, looks ok to me? and there wasn no movement in and out when I tried to move the wheel both on the ground and in the air. the other side is blurred so I won't up load that it does look the same no bits missing.


    The other end of the control arm, seems normal?



    Anti roll bad bush, now this doesn't look right but I don't know really, it seems to have a gap at the top, but the car is raised at this point so it could just be gravity?
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    and a close up


    And the shock absorber, I hear if they are knackered they usually have oil on them the bits I saw were dry.


    I am a former company car user and never taken any active role in looking after a car other than changeing wheels, filling screen wash and checking tyre pressure and wear. everything else was done during serviceing every 4 to 6 months as I covered a fair few miles, I no longer do the same mileage any more. so am checking oil and other stuff to make sure it is ok.

    So does this break pad look ok?

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    its the tyre...put it back on and spin it and ill bet money there is a flat spot / slight missshape to them common on these....yeah i would be thinking about getting the pads changed too ....

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    I'd change the rear pads....

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    I hope its not the tyre its almost new and an ntc5 it will be going back if its faulty, would balenceing show up a flat spot?

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    i get a grumble from rear when going slow what is it?

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    Yeh its the tyre, my nct5 on my O/S/F done the same thing and it really done my tits in, get a new tyre put on it and problem solved

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    i had like what i thought was the bearing and it turned out the tyre was mishaped have a feel of that before you do anything else and i would think about getting the pads done but there is some wear left on them though

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    Put it this way when i took mine in with this noise and it turned out it was the tyre, they would'nt give me the car back without me confirming i take all responsobility if it blew out! The rubber outer was seperating from the metal ply thus causing the noise similar to a wheel bearing or running over a loose drain cover everytime the wheel rotated.

    My advice is get it done ASAP.

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    Hmmm this talk about tyres has me worried, I had the 2 fronts replaced with nct5's just the other week.

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    I had four replaced last december by goodyear free of charge due to being the same batch number and one failing, the plys came apart. they were nct5's

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