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Noise from FRONT motor area in reverse

Discussion in 'Model S' started by redox, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. redox

    redox Member

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    When I'm in reverse, especially if the steering wheel isn't straight, I get a slight noise from the front area. The best way to describe it is to think of it as the (clothes) washer: when that drum starts spinning full of clothes and water/soap, it's not loud, but you can tell there is some rubbing/tossing/moving going on.

    Nothing catastrophic of course, it's very light and only happens in those rare occasions.

    Still, is does this happen to you (other D) people?

    -- Greg
     
  2. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

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    Does this only happen when you have the steering wheel turned all the way to one side when in reverse? I get a little rubbing of the front tire in the wheel well in those conditions. Maybe that's what you're hearing?
     
  3. redox

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    I wouldn't say it only happens when it's all the way to one side, but I do think it's more prevalent the further away from the straight ahead position.
     

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