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08-07-2019, 19:53   #1
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Groaning noise at high speeds

My mums 2009 Micra has started making a noise when driven at high speeds that sounds almost like it’s in the wrong gear even though it’s in 5th.
It’s doing 2500rpm at 100kph which I don’t think is a concern and I can’t get any burning clutch smell. 120k on the clock

Any ideas?
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08-07-2019, 19:56   #2
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My mums 2009 Micra has started making a noise when driven at high speeds that sounds almost like it’s in the wrong gear even though it’s in 5th.
It’s doing 2500rpm at 100kph which I don’t think is a concern and I can’t get any burning clutch smell. 120k on the clock

Any ideas?
Could be a wheel bearing on the way out. If it’s coming from one side, jack up the wheels and check the bearings on each wheel (plenty of videos on YouTube that’ll show you how to do this).
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08-07-2019, 21:25   #3
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My mums 2009 Micra has started making a noise when driven at high speeds that sounds almost like it’s in the wrong gear even though it’s in 5th.
It’s doing 2500rpm at 100kph which I don’t think is a concern and I can’t get any burning clutch smell. 120k on the clock

Any ideas?
If you're in the right-hand lane it's probably all the driver's behind you making that noise

Seriously, quite possibly a bearing. Also, might be no harm seeing if 1 wheel is hotter as could be a stuck caliper.
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A bearing issue would be anything too major to repair I imagine?
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A bearing issue would be anything too major to repair I imagine?
Nope. A bearing for a Micra should definetly cost less than €50 and wouldn't even take an hour to fix but you'll probably be charged an hours labour.
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I have the same problem but it's defo the wife.
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I have the same problem but it's defo the wife.
that's probably more of a moan than a groan, unless she's drugged and in the boot.
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