Port Stephens and Newcastle

Newcastle – a day trip.  When we got going on the main road to Newcastle we had a recurrence of a flappy, bashy noise that initially made itself known as we were finishing the drive to Shoal Bay.  We thought it was something loose on the caravan but no – it’s  the car.  We diagnosed the noise as we drove along.  It didn’t get better or worse in time with anything the car was doing, accelerating, braking, turning, gear changing and all that – but seemed to respond to air currents.  Eventually we traced it to the left rear mudflap/wing assembly and something has definitely come adrift there.  So, no major issue as yet but something that needs fixing before we go much further.

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