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    I recently bought a 2018 Suzuki Jimny, now has +-2500 km on the clock and the other day it either started or I only noticed that it makes a noise when taking off in first gear from standstill. Only seems to be in first gear from standstill and it doesn't always do it.

    Hard to describe the noise but basically you are at a robot/stop street completely stopped. Let the clutch out and accelerate and just as you've got to the end of letting the clutch out it makes a noise which can be felt in the chassis. Any other gear after that is silent.

    Popped in to Suzuki Tygervalley this morning to ask and one of the guys jumped in the car with me and claimed it was completely normal and they all do it?

    Only changes on the car are from H/T's to A/T tyres (stock size) and the rear seats are out, but they were out from about 5km on the clock.

    Any ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickza View Post
    I recently bought a 2018 Suzuki Jimny, now has +-2500 km on the clock and the other day it either started or I only noticed that it makes a noise when taking off in first gear from standstill. Only seems to be in first gear from standstill and it doesn't always do it.

    Hard to describe the noise but basically you are at a robot/stop street completely stopped. Let the clutch out and accelerate and just as you've got to the end of letting the clutch out it makes a noise which can be felt in the chassis. Any other gear after that is silent.

    Popped in to Suzuki Tygervalley this morning to ask and one of the guys jumped in the car with me and claimed it was completely normal and they all do it?

    Only changes on the car are from H/T's to A/T tyres (stock size) and the rear seats are out, but they were out from about 5km on the clock.

    Any ideas
    I think I know what you are talking about. It sounds like a plane boosting for take off (over exaggerated and for 1 second only)

    Mine doing it from day one and I test drove one a few months later as it was bothering me, it did the same. Another way to explain is that it sounds like the handbrake is up while you want to move.

    Anyway, try to test drive another Jimny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    I think I know what you are talking about. It sounds like a plane boosting for take off (over exaggerated and for 1 second only)

    Mine doing it from day one and I test drove one a few months later as it was bothering me, it did the same. Another way to explain is that it sounds like the handbrake is up while you want to move.

    Anyway, try to test drive another Jimny.
    Yeh sounds like a brake disk is dragging, vibrating then letting go all in a second or so. If yours and another does it they must be correct and it is normal.

    Very weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickza View Post
    Yeh sounds like a brake disk is dragging, vibrating then letting go all in a second or so. If yours and another does it they must be correct and it is normal.

    Very weird
    I think your explanation is the better way of explaining.

    It is definitely that, that I am experiencing. I’m so used to it, that I can’t recall experiencing the noise until I saw this thread.

    After 5 years owning it and only use it for 4x4, it is really an enjoyable vehicle!
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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    You're not alone:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...-My-Jimny-Poep

    Mine does it too.

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    Reading the thing without watching the video. Thoughts popped into my mind....

    I do not know Jimnies. But guess they have the same drive setup as other SFA vehicles (albeit on a tiny scale <- smily to soften up the ruffled feathers). Ie: rear prop shaft with slip yoke as opposed to rear prop shaft with centre bearing.

    If that is the case, probably just cavitation of the prop shaft.
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    Could be ABS pump coming to life...

    Mine is also doing that, and has been doing since 2009.

    Previous owner also mentioned it to me when I bought the Jimny in 2013.
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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    My Jimny do not have this noise thing you guys are describing

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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    mine use to do

    SSSSSSSS than CLICK

    if that makes any sense.

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    Mine also does it. Especially on hard pull away or uphill pull away. This makes me think its slip in the transfer box or diff. But I don't think its a big issue as I heard most Jimny owners experience this with no issues yet....
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    It's very intermittent, not always there. But it is seriously nothing to be concerned about.
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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    It's very intermittent, not always there. But it is seriously nothing to be concerned about.
    Agreed
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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    It's very intermittent, not always there. But it is seriously nothing to be concerned about.
    Mine also does it.
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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    That noise has been coming and going on mine


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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    There are so many noises on mine lol,

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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    Mine too, specially when pulling away quickly in 1st gear, also 2018 model.

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    Default Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    Hi,

    Mine also has the "brake binding" noise on pull away, for a second or two. It is totally normal, I agree with the other posts. Mine has been doing it for 200 000km and all good. :-)

    As for the other noise of a motor running for a few seconds, or a ssssh, followed by a click, correct this is the ABS system waking up and doing a self test. This will happen every time you start up and pull away, no matter if it is forward, or reverse.

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