Wind up noise on start and stop

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  1. nursingninja

    nursingninja Junior Member

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    My 2013 Prius plugin with 70k miles makes a strange clicky wind up noise, like winding up and old clock.

    It only happens just as I'm starting to accelerate at low speeds and just as I come to a full stop.

    The sound originates from the back of my car where the battery is.

    What is it?
     
  2. bisco

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    maybe something in the emergency brakes?
     
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    That's in interesting one. Hmmm. Have you tried jacking up the back end and spinning the wheels by hand?
     
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    picked up a pebble maybe?
     
    Yea Right and jerrymildred like this.
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    Perhaps it's a "creak" sound from the suspension components compressing and expanding. Try standing on the rear bumper with the car parked and see if you hear it then.
     
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