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I have a 2001 vw beetle that only when we drive on the interstate it makes a thumping noise, usually when we reach a certain speed. It sounds like u r dragging something or something is underneath the hood stuck and its really load. It only does it once in awhile. Not sure if we need to take it in or an easy fix my husband can repair.

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Check under the front of the car. normally there is a plastic splash panel that will break loose. It may be flapping in the air flow at higher speeds

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SOURCE: 2005 chevy malibu maxx shakes at higher speeds

This could the problem with misaligned wheel ,please get the wheel alignment done and check for any extra wear the type on the any one side which cause this problem....


Good luck...

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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This seems to be a classic case of "disentegrating exhaust system syndrome." There is either a hole(s) somewhere in your exhaust system or there is a leak somewhere. Probably the easiest way to tell where the noise is coming from is to start your car and just listen around in the engine bay, under the car, and at the muffler. Also do a visual inspection of the exhaust system to see if you can see any holes in the piping. I have also seen hairline cracks in the exhaust header itself that can cause the loud ticking noise that can be a little tricky to track down.

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SOURCE: 1998 VW Beetle- Won't start, makes winding noise

sounds like the starter solenoid is bad.

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SOURCE: my car makes a scrapping and or grinding noise when driving and braking like i'm dragging something

Your disc brake pads have a 'squeeler' built into them to warn you that your brake pads need to be replaced. That's what you are hearing.

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SOURCE: '99 VW Beetle just recently started jerking...

check ball joint strut mount when you jack up the car you shouldnt be able to lift tire if you can strut mounts are bad and check control arm bushings rear ones on front arms are usually coming apart

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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