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Odd rattling over bumps (+ a new leak)

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Old Jun 23rd, 2019, 18:20   #1
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Default Odd rattling over bumps (+ a new leak)

Hi, a newbie here with a 2005 XC70 which has been going strong until recently.

During the the nice weather over the Easter weekend driving along with the windows down I noticed a clunking/rattling noise when we went over bumps. Itís a metallic sounding noise and at first I thought it was simply me driving over a couple of drain covers, but it wasnít and now does it over any reasonable bump (so a lot on our roads!). Itís coming from the N/S, possibly from the front and appears to be from under the car.

I had it into my local garage shortly after Easter and they replaced a track rod end but obviously hadnít really checked regarding the noise as it was still doing it. I had it back in last week and they still canít see anything making the noise. They replaced an exhaust bracket but made no difference. Iím worried itís suspension related. Anyone had anything similar or have any ideas?

In addition, lately the fan has been kicking in when I turn the engine off, even on short journeys and without the temp gauge showing itís getting particularly hot. Today after a longer drive it did it again and I noticed a leak, which is at the back of the engine bay. I canít find the source, itís to the N/S and appears to be coming from the bulkhead rather than a pipe... is there any pipes tucked under the fold in the bulkhead?

Any help appreciated! Thanks
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Old Jun 23rd, 2019, 18:29   #2
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Hi good that you have just had the track rod ends done as these can be noisy,
look at the front and rear drop links/anti roll bar links, very common,
Also look for broken springs
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How long have you had your '05?

The fan programming is designed to blow the evap coil dry. It's no leak you're seeing, it's the condensate draining. It's good to keep the drain open and running.
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take a look at the bottom ball joint these rattle when worn
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