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    "Drumming" Sound When Slowing

    Alright folks,

    Not sure this is in the right area, so if not can someone move it for me please?

    Collected my Astra Coupe on Tuesday, which is a great car and I love it, but when im slowing down (IE - Taking foot off the throtle, and rolling a little rather than braking) there is the most hourendous drumming sound It sounds exactly like when your driving on the motorway and you go onto the hard shoulder over them raised bumps on the white lines.

    At first I thought it might be just because the car hadn't been driven for a while, but its still doing it this morning and its getting louder by the day.

    Anyone any ideas as to what could be causing it? My first thought is the tyre pressure is wrong, or becuase the tyres are new it might be that

    Anyone experienced this before? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Check you wheel nuts, when i took my wheel off and put it bak on i didnt do the nuts up proplay so there was a rumbling, if you havent already check the type pressure jsut in case, apart from that not sure.
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    Also check for stones in your tread

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    Possibly a wheel bearing?? But wheel bearings make a noise most of the time. try jacking up the car at each corner and spinning each wheel individually and check for noises.

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    Crap tyres, or wheels loose.
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    breaks rubbing??
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    Cheers for the replies folks

    Car came from a dealer so would asssume they checked everything before I picked it up but obviously not

    Will have a look at it tonight

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    i would deffo say loose wheel.

    I had the exact problem on my old car.

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    Loose wheels it was.

    Got home and checked the bolts and one of them just fell out the wheel and into my hand So much for Vauxhalls 200 point check

    Cheers again for the input folks, first problem i've had with the car an all sorted with a little help from you guy

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    go back and give them a kick in the arse as they must not have done the checks! so what else could there be? glad you got it sorted though
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