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    Wearing Noise

    Im getting a very faint wearing noise from my front nearside wheel when im going round roundabouts quite aggressively. Now ive been to the dealers with this and they said its my tyres but im sure its the start of my wheel bearing going? They even said they had a stethoscope on the hub and said they couldn't hear anything?

    So my question is.... have any of you guys had this?

    Ive got a 2.00Tdi Sline sportback

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    we have had the problem but that it can only be heard above a certain speed:

    "This car i bought has a knackered wheel bearing and you passed it on its MOT "
    "when does it start?"
    "when I go over 40 mph"
    "sorry sir, we cant physical spin a wheel that fast by hand..."

    It is true that certain tyres have more road noise than others, my brother works for Saab and he gets customers in thinking its their wheel bearing when its just road noise.

    What sort of mileage have you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay.Ing View Post
    Im getting a very faint wearing noise from my front nearside wheel when im going round roundabouts quite aggressively. Now ive been to the dealers with this and they said its my tyres but im sure its the start of my wheel bearing going? They even said they had a stethoscope on the hub and said they couldn't hear anything?

    So my question is.... have any of you guys had this?

    Ive got a 2.00Tdi Sline sportback

    Cheers guys
    can you hear any noise when driving in a straight line? A good thing to do is swap the front and rear tyres round, if it still makes the noise, go back to the dealers
    each time I had my wheel bearings replaced I had to battle with the dealers, it is pretty unheard of to have to replace them on modern cars (my A3 excepted) so the dealers usually try to blame something else

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    Just coming up to 30,000! i think i'll swap the wheels round, goog idea Khufu! Why didn't i think about that??
    2012 A3 Ibis White SportBack Black Edition 140

    Mods so far: H&R 50mm, Rain Light Sensor, RNS-E, Cruise control, Interior OEM LED mood light, OEM LED number plate lights, OEM LED Puddle lights, OEM LED Footwell Lights, tear drop wiping, Beep confirm on close, pressed plates, HHA & TPMS.

    Red A4 Black Edition 150Tdi.... On order!

    Gone But Not Forgotten....
    2011 A1 Black Sline 106
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    I drove my mate's Golf the other day and noted what sounded like the wheel bearings on the way out. He took it to a Golf specialist who changed the rear bearings but still made a noise. He then needed new rear tyres and the tyre place said the wear pattern showed that the rear tracking needed adjusting and that the noise was a known side effect on Golfs. It went away with the correct tracking.

    Dunno if A3s have rear tracking, but check the wear pattern on the rear tyres.

 

 

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