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    Can anyone help - possible wheel bearing failing.

    As I'm driving it sounds as if my front drivers side (i think) wheel bearing if on its way out.

    There is a whining sound when I'm driving, I can hear it clearer when I'm cruising. As my speed increases it seems to get louder and higher pitched.

    Is there anyway I can check the bearing to make sure that it is that or I have the correct one.

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    Jack it up and spin the wheel mate to listen for the grind..

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    Can anyone help - possible wheel bearing failing.

    If you turn left and the noise gets louder it's the right bearing and vice versa.

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    does it get louder on left hand bends when the wieght is on the bad wheel?
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    iv got the exact same problem at the minute, the noise starts around 20mph and gets horribly worse as I pick up speed although it only disappears when I turn left ! iv been quoted £30 for a bearing and 2 and half hours for the labour ! don't suppose you know how easy it is to do your self do you?? did my mechanic course 6 years ago and not really touched a car since lol

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    Take a look at the first page of Rob Morris' current thread on his 2.5 - the info there might help? Mike

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    I'ts not a bad job, make sure you have the correct torx tools. The four bolts holding the bearing can be tough to undo, I had to use heat on my bolts to undo. You also need a vice a big lump hammer and large socket to hammer the bearing out and new one in.

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    Thanks for all the replys guys ill get my car up at weekend.

    Mitch18 - where did you get the quote for £30 for the bearing, I have only seen on Ecp for £80-&120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harribo66 View Post
    Thanks for all the replys guys ill get my car up at weekend.

    Mitch18 - where did you get the quote for £30 for the bearing, I have only seen on Ecp for £80-&120
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