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Noise from underside

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Been sitting in traffic ... moving in 1st gear and heard a funny noise...not  a clunky but a light thud type is the best I can describe it as ..seems to be from middle of car although I know noise can travel , no noise when stationery 

Got a xcite  15 plate ... orange twist 

 

any help please

 

 

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Update ... CAR BEEN INTO Toyota .....

the technician said it’s noise from fuel sloshing in the tank ! 

Ive has this car from new and never heard this noise before 

does that sound right ??? 

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Hi,

Does it happen both when you have a full fuel tank or a near empty one ?

As well as the fuel sloshing around it could be the level sensor float having a bit of sideways movement and creating such a noise or the tank may have a baffle in it ? which has come loose ?

My other thoughts would be something trapped or has dented the heatshields around the tank and exhaust pipe.

Run over anything like a brick or some wood etc that caused a thud or bang lately  ?

When stationary get someone to rock the car, if its fuel you should hear it.

Also with the engine running,  get someone to carefully / gently move the exhaust pipe outlet a little, see if that cause the noise.

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Never heard noise before 

they didn’t put it on ramp to check it ...I don’t think I’ve done anything to underside 

I’ll do the checks you mentioned 

thanks 

 

 

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not many things in the middle of the car mate, maybe you partially grazed a rock with a wheel which sent it flying towards the car, or a branch or similar.

I would not worry too much about it.

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