Jerry Brett

X Type diesel vibration

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I have started to notice a strong vibration from somewhere in the depths of the centre console or dashboard. This happens under acceleration from rest and when accelerating from 30 to 50 mph. My concern is, should I be looking for loose trim or more worried about what's making it vibrate? Car seems to run OK and it certainly pulls better than my old diesel Mazda did. The noise is annoying and doesn't sit well with the luxury image of the car. I don't expect it to be as quiet as a petrol car but I am sure it shouldn't do this. Anyone know if any parts are prone to working loose?

 

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It could be a few different things, some owners have fitted a clutch pulley on the Alternator which cuts down noise and is supposed to not put as much strain on the Belt.

Another is the Crankcase pulley a lot of owners have fitted this kit, the upgraded pulley is twice as deep and looks as if 2 belts should be fitted to it, and the kit will also come with a belt idler. 

There has been some debate whether the upgraded pulley kit was ever fitted to the facelift model's from the factory , my own x type has a upgraded pulley kit fitted and i think it must have been fitted at the factory as i purchased my x type in March 2013 with just 12,300 miles which was registered on 29th of May 2009. Hope this may be off help to you.

Regards Tom.

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Thanks Tom, I'll look into that but may have to wait until I have saved my pennies 😀

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Hi

Another common problem is dual mass flywheel

does the engine sound noisey/ vibrate when you rev it, they usually go quiet when you press the clutch

if its an auto, then it not this

cheers

Joe

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