Many motorists are faced with such an unpleasant problem, as the emergence of extraneous squeaks and knocks in the car. Most often, "crickets" are manifested in domestic cars and used foreign cars. In new cars, noise, as a rule, appears in a year or two from the moment of operation.
Causes of squeaks
The main causes of extraneous noise can be:
- Low quality materials.
- Improper maintenance and care.
- Poor repair.
- Overly frequent vehicle operation.
- Worn fasteners and parts of the cladding.
In the cold season, the plastic elements of the interior trim lose their elasticity, as a result of which gaps and gaps arise, and when the vehicle is moving, especially on an uneven road, there is a rattle, a knock and creaks in the cabin. The main sources of crickets are the dashboard, the luggage compartment shelf trim and heavy door panels.
Ways to eliminate "crickets"
Since the dashboard consists of several parts and is closest to the driver, it is thus the most common source of unwanted noise. During the ride, it is the squeaks made by the torpedo that distract and irritate the driver or interfere with listening to music and communicating with passengers.
To eliminate vibration and sound, it is recommended to disassemble the panel, glue the component parts around the perimeter with sound-absorbing and hermetic seals, for example, Bitoplat, and carefully set everything back. Particular attention should be paid to those parts where you install the radio or on-board computer.See also: Front-wheel drive vehicle against rear
If the outside sound comes from under the door trim, then you first need to make sure that the windows are securely fastened. Then the inner space is pasted over by vibration-absorbing material such as vibroplast. Backlash and wear of the hinges can also lead to the emergence of "crickets". This problem is mainly solved by replacing the hanging mechanisms, since the lubrication of the hinges is ineffective.
With a very long-term operation of the vehicle, the mountings and parts of the seats wear out considerably, which leads to creaking and backlash. To solve this problem, you need to remove the seat, lubricate the mounting holes with a sealant, and all the removable parts that have a threaded connection, well tighten. If the problem is in the headrests, it is possible to wrap a thin layer of electrical tape on the pins. As practice shows, such methods are only temporary, and sooner or later the seat and attachment will need to be replaced.
In case of noise in the trunk, it is necessary to inspect both the shelf itself and the hinges and trim. The shelf can be removed or the joints with the interior lining with sealant or silicone can be removed, and if the sound source is a loop, then they can be tightened with a key. A sound-absorbing material should be installed between the body and skin.
Prevention and care
In order to avoid squeaks in the car, it is recommended that car owners follow the simple rules. In addition to timely cleaning and cleaning in the cockpit, constantly handle with special means and lubricants the joints of plastic elements and structures. Between the body and the internal panels, if the internal space allows, you can stick a seal that will dampen the vibration when moving. To prevent the emergence of "crickets" you can also use a self-adhesive rubber seal that can be glued around the perimeter of the doorways.See also: Replacing the filter of the car interior Peugeot 408
There are many options to reduce unwanted noise, but experienced motorists are advised to contact the service station, where the appropriate experts can qualitatively eliminate sources of sounds.