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There are two main things which are probably causing you the noise. First is the engine noise. Diesels can put out an extensive amount of noise. This radiates into the cab of the vehicle. You basically have a big box on wheels which focuses and reverberates the sound around inside causing it to amplify somewhat. This makes for a little more noise than what ...
Is the noise level comparable to the one on new Ford Transit? Extra torque from the diesel could have torn the motor mounts. I would visually inspect them to see if they need to be replaced or even upgraded.
In this case, the sound came from the rear brake pads which had completely worn away down to the metal backing. Once I replaced the rear pads and rotors (which had significant scoring) the sound went away.
I have 300 miles on my second water pump. They had to put another one in. 6 months on the 4th water pump. Had it replaced today under warranty and its noisy. I pointed it out to mechanic an hour after taking the car home. I suspect I'll be on number 6 by the end of the month. The vehicle is 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS.
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