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Can anyone help - possible wheel bearing failing.

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Harribo66, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Harribo66
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    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.

    cheers,
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    Jack it up and spin the wheel mate to listen for the grind..
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    If you turn left and the noise gets louder it's the right bearing and vice versa.
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    [Mar 19, 2013]
    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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    [Mar 20, 2013]
    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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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    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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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    Ebay!
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