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Creaking Noise from car when I open the door

Discussion in 'Model X' started by mswlogo, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. mswlogo

    mswlogo Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what this noise is. But I think it's the suspension re-leveling the car.

    Not sure how normal it is. Not sure if it's worse when cold.

    I can't see the car moving up or down when it does it though, but it could be just a little.

    Anyone know what it is?

    When I do manually adjust suspension it does not creak like this.

     
  2. boelkers

    boelkers Member

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    Thats the front air intake louvers moving. I've had the exact same noise on my vehicle. I mainly get it in the winter and the Service Center tells me that I've got sand/salt in there that the gears/fins are grinding against. A car wash usually helps. And warmer weather so there's not all the crap on the road.
     
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  3. mswlogo

    mswlogo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks !! I doubt I have much sand/salt in there. Only 3K miles and it's done it for as long as I can recall.

    Glad it's that and not suspension. I may try to dig in there some time and see what's up when it's warmer.
     

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