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Hi guys

My 2014 xfr has developed a rather loud & annoying constant rattle whilst in motion.

It doesn't do it when stationary with the engine running but as soon as you start to move it starts but doesn't seem to get any louder/faster with speed it just stays the same.
Car was fine yesterday afternoon, came to work this morning and its there.
Braking/steering seem to have no effect on it.

Seems to be coming from drivers side I think.
Any ideas?
 

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Hi guys

My 2014 xfr has developed a rather loud & annoying constant rattle whilst in motion.

It doesn't do it when stationary with the engine running but as soon as you start to move it starts but doesn't seem to get any louder/faster with speed it just stays the same.
Car was fine yesterday afternoon, came to work this morning and its there.
Braking/steering seem to have no effect on it.

Seems to be coming from drivers side I think.
Any ideas?
Wiring loom?
 

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My prime culprit would be a loose under-body heat shield.
Next on my list is a loose under-body metal panel, one of those on either side of the centre.
 
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I'd also suggest a heat shield. But also, check the exhaust hangers. If one of the rubbers has broken, a part of the exhaust could be "waggling" (technical term).
 
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Have you got underneath to have a look? Or just trying to get a list of likely culprits? Getting the car in the air and getting under it to check is the only way you'll identify it!

Most likely - lose exhaust heat shield
Lose/broken suspension component
Rock or pebble resting on top of something, e.g. exhaust
Exhaust knocking against bodywork or other structure

You should have heard the racket the rear exhaust heat shield on my XKR made when it fell off so was resting, in its entirety, on top of the rear exhaust silencer. That was silent at tickover and the car stationary, but while driving was a right din, that wasn't altered by speed.
 

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lower suspension spherical joints (bottom of strut) make a distinctive sound on certain surfaces, usually heard at low speed.
 

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so the noise is coming from the O/S front wheel area, i cannot get down to look underneath at the minute due to quite a severe leg issue so its going on a ramp tomorrow for an inspection.
hopefully nothing to serious, deffo sounds like heat shield/brake disc dust plate etc

thanks for all the replies
 

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Now that's what I originally thought as had that issue on my impreza however the sound would get worse with speed, the sound I have doesn't get worse with speed it just stays the same
Not necessarily, I had a BMW that picked up a lump of tarmac off a newbuild estate. The sound was got worse when corning left. Its a strange one as there is not a whole lot that can clatter as opposed to knock in that area.
 
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