Troubleshooting - General Noise & Vibration

If you hear any noises or feel any vibrations that seem out of the ordinary, try to find where it is coming from. Due to the nature of the Tomcar's capabilities and the abuse it goes through, a simple case of a loose nut or bolt is possible. Once you have found where the noise comes from, go to the relevant troubleshooting section to diagnose the issue. Other noises and vibrations not covered in other sections are grouped here.

High pitch squealing from engine area
A high pitch squeal from the engine bay area could be one of the following, check through each one: Alternator belt is slipping Check alternator ...
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 2:27 PM
Squeaking steering column
The rubber bush inside the steering column can squeak when new.  Use a Teflon based grease (PTFE) to lubricate if needed.  As the rubber mount wears...
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Rattling zip on canopy
The zipper's on the roof pockets tend to rattle. Simply tuck the zip back in on itself.  This will reduce the rattling.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 2:28 PM
Rattling jack handle
The jack handle (yellow plastic) may vibrate and cause a rattling sound. Ensure that it is mounted correctly, securely and tight.
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 3:19 PM
Knocking sound coming from rear of vehicle
If there is a knocking sound coming from the rear of the vehicle, check through the following: Check tray Check rear tray hinge points. Ensure that...
Mon, 27 Mar, 2017 at 2:47 PM