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    Droning noise from front left wheel

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    My front left wheel makes a droning sound - worsened when going round a roundabout - I presume a wheel bearing is going - the car has done 126,000 and never had them replaced - does that sound like a feasible cause?

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    yes. the wheel bearing going will cause vibration up the shocks and will go up to the top mounts which is why you get the droning noise. gets worse above 40mph?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    yes. the wheel bearing going will cause vibration up the shocks and will go up to the top mounts which is why you get the droning noise. gets worse above 40mph?
    It may be a bit worse, i just change down and listen to the Milltek instead! :-)

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    Get it changed as soon as you can. I was in a friends car that had a failing wheel bearing and the wheel pretty much fell off once it gave up........interesting experience
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    it does sound like your wheel bearing m8 imo!! but check the tyre closely aswell as when i purchased mine the rears sounded like the wheel bearing was well past it but it turned out to be a cheap budget tyre were the inner side wall was badly distorted causing the noise due to the tyre being out of shape...
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    THanks - will check the tyres but they are only 5k in Goodyear Eagle F1 assymetrics so shoudn't be that - just passed it's MOT so think they'll be ok!
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    Mods - RNS-e (MK2); Rear Screens; PS2; AMI; Cruise; DIS; 18" RS6s; Carbonio CAI; Milltek CAT; Milltek CAT back Exhaust; Shark Stage 2 ReMap; RS4 RARB; HIDS; Auto Dim Rear View; RS4 Pedals, Gear Stick & Handbrake; Forge DV; Black Optics; Retro Fit Black Headlining; Retro Fit Power Folding Mirrors
    Mods to come - Memory seats; rear electric windows

 

 

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