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    Bearing or drive shaft?

    Bit of help please guys (and girls)
    After driving fairly hard tonight (Drag racing a marked police car from the lights) I have a rumble sound when doing low speeds. This sound changes slightly as I turn.
    I have had a quick grope under the car. (Have a better look tomorrow) had a feel of the movement on the drive shafts.
    There is no noticeable rotation or slop in the CV joints. There is some in and out movement on them (both sides) is this normal (I'm guessing so to allow for adjustment in length as suspension moves)

    Any other checks I can do or should I be looking more to bearing failure?

    Thank you.

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    Had a look this morning.
    Lifted car up and ........
    The ferking wheel is loose?

    Now had the wheels swapped over on Saturday. I was there when they did it and I watched them secure the wheel using a windy gun up until it hit its torque setting.
    Any idea why it would work loose?

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    Not to sure on why it would work loose.....sound very suspicious.

    How much do you trust the garage? Possibility the torque setting wasn't correct?

    Re-tighten them all up and take it for a drive and see if it's cured the issue. How loose was it as well? Finger tight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by g60leigh View Post
    The ferking wheel is loose?
    geeez, lucky it didn't fall of this time. Check the threads on the bolts and holes

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    I had this on my citroen a few years ago - driving to work (London) and could hear a wobbling noise, realised the bloody wheel was loose and about to fall off! It was my own fault though, couldn't believe it. From then on I did the wheels up fecking tight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by g60leigh View Post
    Drag racing a marked police car from the lights
    who won?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    who won?
    I won 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scullies View Post
    geeez, lucky it didn't fall of this time. Check the threads on the bolts and holes
    Threads are all fine. No damage done. That I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwistof View Post
    Not to sure on why it would work loose.....sound very suspicious.

    How much do you trust the garage? Possibility the torque setting wasn't correct?

    Re-tighten them all up and take it for a drive and see if it's cured the issue. How loose was it as well? Finger tight?
    I was there when they fitted it. Using a snap-on windy gun.
    I trust the garage just wonder if torque setting wrong on his windy gun.

    It was very loose. Less than finger tight. Including the locking bolt.

    All tightened up by hand now and driven to work an back. No more noise 👍😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    who won?
    He one and they even give him a certificate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by g60leigh View Post
    I was there when they fitted it. Using a snap-on windy gun.
    I trust the garage just wonder if torque setting wrong on his windy gun.

    It was very loose. Less than finger tight. Including the locking bolt.

    All tightened up by hand now and driven to work an back. No more noise ������������
    That's all good then...a tad worrying though as I hope that gun was re-checked for other customers as that could cause a serious accident.

    This thread sums up why you should always check your wheels bolts after 20 or so miles after taking the wheels off.
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