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THRILLER-DEEJAY3y, 3m agoPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
I have a mk2 Mazda mx5 sport, the issue i have is when i drive it on a dual carriageway the exhaust starts to get louder and i can feel vibration from foot pedal . Is this because of the exhaust or the engine? Could it be a dead/ dieing cat because i did have a coil-pack problem for a while ? Any help would be much appreciated.
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THRILLER-DEEJAY3y, 3m agoPosted 3 years, 3 months ago
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THRILLER-DEEJAY 1 Like #1
whatsThePoint
i thought you were a bloke?


Lol i am, let me guess mx5 = hairdresser
Shengis#2
It's because you're ragging it and your wheels need balancing. HTH.
THRILLER-DEEJAY#3
Shengis
It's because you're ragging it and your wheels need balancing. HTH.




wheels are balanced and i don't rag it.

whatsThePoint
THRILLER-DEEJAY
whatsThePoint
i thought you were a bloke?


Lol i am, let me guess mx5 = hairdresser


yeah, a female hairdresser :|

anyway it could be an engine mount gone causing the vibs which has then caused the exhaust to crack as well



oh great , hope not.
donna-lou 1 Like #4
Cool story brah
shauneco#5
Sounds like an engine mount.

Slap in neutral, Rev it up, If you feel similar symptoms then that's most probably what it will be.

If it only does it when moving then it could be something else.
richp#6
if your feeling a vibration through the pedals, you may well have an engine misfire.
cragshore#8
shauneco
Sounds like an engine mount.

Slap in neutral, Rev it up, If you feel similar symptoms then that's most probably what it will be.

If it only does it when moving then it could be something else.


That sounds the place to start from.
The Therapist#9
I'd have put the odds on a blocked/collapsed cat. converter. If you had a problem with a coil pack and this was left without immediate remedy, it will destroy the cat. Next time this happens, push the clutch down and see if the vibration continues. If it does, it is unlikely to be the cat.
deeky#10
THRILLER-DEEJAY
Could it be a dead/ dieing cat


Doubt it. If it was dead it would probably have worked loose by now.
THRILLER-DEEJAY#11
thanks for all the suggestions, i will have to take it too the local garage, just don't trust any of them. They all seem to over charge or do a **** job.
richp#12
THRILLER-DEEJAY
thanks for all the suggestions, i will have to take it too the local garage, just don't trust any of them. They all seem to over charge or do a **** job.


that's a shame, as contrary to belief there are some decent garages out there.
THRILLER-DEEJAY#13
richp
THRILLER-DEEJAY
thanks for all the suggestions, i will have to take it too the local garage, just don't trust any of them. They all seem to over charge or do a **** job.


that's a shame, as contrary to belief there are some decent garages out there.


I guess there is but i can't find any locally, been to a place to ask them to do work and they basically couldn't be arsed to do it. ( my coil-pack was buggered i had intermittent misfire).
ncolli#14
I would have thought engine mount from the sounds of it, simple way to tell as suggested earlier rev it with the clutch in.
richp#15
THRILLER-DEEJAY
richp
THRILLER-DEEJAY
thanks for all the suggestions, i will have to take it too the local garage, just don't trust any of them. They all seem to over charge or do a **** job.


that's a shame, as contrary to belief there are some decent garages out there.


I guess there is but i can't find any locally, been to a place to ask them to do work and they basically couldn't be arsed to do it. ( my coil-pack was buggered i had intermittent misfire).


have you looked on the Good Garage Scheme site it might point you to a reliable garage.
dataload#16
you drive an mx5 and you live in an area with untrustworthy people

oh dear, life not working out as you hoped?
aircanman#17
Engine on, neutral, driver door open, rev it up high, just before red line in a burst. You should hear the exhaust sound, a rattling noise. If this is the case, you are looking at the exhaust.

Get out of car, when it is cold, wiggle the exhaust and see if it knocks on anything underneath. This checks to see if the exhaust is mounted correctly.

Get someone else to sit in the car and pump the accellerator pedal, look under the bonnet and see if the engine is moving excessively, I would say over 1cm of wiggle, if it is, possible engine mount.

If the noise is no more when the car is stationery, I would suggest possible drive issue, which could be all sorts like gearbox clutch etc.
aircanman#18
Something else I thought of, check the oil level!
THRILLER-DEEJAY#19
richp
THRILLER-DEEJAY
richp
THRILLER-DEEJAY
thanks for all the suggestions, i will have to take it too the local garage, just don't trust any of them. They all seem to over charge or do a **** job.


that's a shame, as contrary to belief there are some decent garages out there.


I guess there is but i can't find any locally, been to a place to ask them to do work and they basically couldn't be arsed to do it. ( my coil-pack was buggered i had intermittent misfire).


have you looked on the Good Garage Scheme site it might point you to a reliable garage.


Thanks will have a look.
aircanman
Engine on, neutral, driver door open, rev it up high, just before red line in a burst. You should hear the exhaust sound, a rattling noise. If this is the case, you are looking at the exhaust.

Get out of car, when it is cold, wiggle the exhaust and see if it knocks on anything underneath. This checks to see if the exhaust is mounted correctly.

Get someone else to sit in the car and pump the accellerator pedal, look under the bonnet and see if the engine is moving excessively, I would say over 1cm of wiggle, if it is, possible engine mount.

If the noise is no more when the car is stationery, I would suggest possible drive issue, which could be all sorts like gearbox clutch etc.


Will try those tomorrow , thanks .
THRILLER-DEEJAY#20
aircanman
Something else I thought of, check the oil level!


Had oil change only 3 weeks ago, car has made noise for about 5 months, i don't drive much so just put up with it even though it does annoy me.

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