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Droning noise from front left wheel

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by chasdrury, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. chasdrury
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    Hi

    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?

    Chas
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  3. JtotheD
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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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    It may be a bit worse, i just change down and listen to the Milltek instead! :)

    Cheers
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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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