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    Default Whup-Whup-Whup-Whup!

    My Amarok has a faint whup-whup vibration, most noticeable around 60km/h on smooth roads and especially when slowing down. At higher speeds it becomes less noticeable and at lower speeds I don't hear/feel it. Apart from getting my tyres rebalanced, what else could I look at to find the cause of such a vibration?
    I haven't really tried hunting it down yet, so I'm not entirely sure whether it is in the front or back. It is not shaking the steering wheel, but I feel the pulse under the right conditions. It is faint. My wife doesn't know what I'm talking about.
    I'm thinking tyres -> UJ's -> wheel bearing -> diff. I'm hoping resolution lies towards the left. Tomorrow I'll start by rebalancing the tyres.

    Any thoughts or experience?

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    Default Re: Whup-Whup-Whup-Whup!

    Flat spot on tyres?
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    I would suggest visiting a tyre place and ask them to put each wheel on the balancing machine. Then look to see whether any of the tyres has a flat spot or uneven wear.

    You can also try this at home by jacking the car up and spinning each wheel, but a tyre place is just much easier.

    My guess will be one of the rear tyres.
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    Default Re: Whup-Whup-Whup-Whup!

    Flat spot on a tire?

    That's the noise I make on Fridays
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    Default Re: Whup-Whup-Whup-Whup!

    Could it not possibly be some plastic cover that is loose somewhere. My wife's Fiesta also had a similar sound, after taking the bottom engine cover off it disappeared. Have noticed quite a few vehicles on the highways that have flapping bits
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    Default Re: Whup-Whup-Whup-Whup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Eveleigh View Post
    Could it not possibly be some plastic cover that is loose somewhere. My wife's Fiesta also had a similar sound, after taking the bottom engine cover off it disappeared. Have noticed quite a few vehicles on the highways that have flapping bits
    I had a tyre with thread coming loose making that sound. Front wheel bearing does the same.
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