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When parked on our drive which is on a slope when driving it sounds like it's something is scrapping over speed bumps when parked flat is doesn't do it it is a Ford Fiesta 13 plate

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Look under the car and make sure something isn't hanging down. It may be a plastic air deflector.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Dec 29, 2016

    Then I have no idea, have a shop look into it.

  • Lee pink
    Lee pink Dec 29, 2016

    Thanks

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