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    whirring noise over 60mph sounds like rear end, any ideas?

    Any ideas what this could be guys?

    I am thinking the following:

    Wheel bearings
    4 wheel allignment
    Dodgy tyres

    What order would you guys suggest and in what order according to price?

    Thanks.

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    I would be checking the Bearings....or haldex oil?

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    Whirring or whining? Could be rear transmission on its way out?

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    When was the car last tracked ? Any spacers ? Have you checked that the studs are all tight

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    Try switching the rear tyres for the fronts to see if the noise moves. I've had a dodgey tyre make that noise on my s3. If the noise doesn't move it could be a bearing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    I would be checking the Bearings....or haldex oil?
    Is there a way of actually checking the bearings without changing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    When was the car last tracked ? Any spacers ? Have you checked that the studs are all tight
    not sure when the tracking was done (any ideas how much?) dont think there are any spacers (original wheels) will check the studs later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Whirring or whining? Could be rear transmission on its way out?
    I really hope not, cars only done 52k surely not.

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    Not at that mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank3944 View Post
    not sure when the tracking was done (any ideas how much?)
    best part of a hundred quid for 4-wheel aligning

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    best part of a hundred quid for 4-wheel aligning
    Thanks mate

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    hmm, any ideas how much to get a rear wheel bearing done? sorry to hijack your thread, just im having exactly the same thing and im pretty sure its the bearing

    to check if its totally gone, jack the rear up and give the wheel in question a proper good wiggle, if theres any noticable ammount of movement, bearings gone.
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    I paid ~£50 for a rear bearing to be done, only to find out afterwards that it didn't cure it because it was a dodgy tyre. As I mentioned try switching tyres before paying to have the bearing changed. I could of sworn my dodgy tyre was a bearing failure but it wasn't.
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    Is it a new thing or have you just bought the car that's making the noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky_Junky View Post
    I paid ~£50 for a rear bearing to be done, only to find out afterwards that it didn't cure it because it was a dodgy tyre. As I mentioned try switching tyres before paying to have the bearing changed. I could of sworn my dodgy tyre was a bearing failure but it wasn't.
    Will do mate. cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan A4 View Post
    Is it a new thing or have you just bought the car that's making the noise?
    The latter. So im kinda problem solving.....

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    That will be the CATD one that was on Ebay then?

    If it was a cheap and easy fix, Ie bearing/alignment the PO would have done it. I recon its the diff at least

 

 

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