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strange whirring noise coming from drivers side front wheel

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by bigblokey0, Mar 25, 2007.

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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    i got a strange noise coming from the drivers side front wheel as if something is catching at first i thought it might be the mudflap but on closer inspection theres nothing in the way that i can see the noise is intermittent and only does it in a straight line and it also does it with the car in neutral and its gliding
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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    Could be a Wheel Bearing?
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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    Wheel bearing, CV joint or severely worn brake pads.
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    the brake pads are new, i checked the cv joints they look ok could be wheel bearing i spose ill check that
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    [Mar 25, 2007]
    Wheel bearing jack up and check for play
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    [Mar 26, 2007]
    Failing cv joint tends to make the most noise on full lock, bit like a bolt rolling around in a tupperware box
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    Not sure about the A6 but some cars have a plastic or thin metal shield round the brakes and I have known these to be damaged and bent slightly in the past. During cornering the movement in the suspension components stopped it catching but in a straight line it was rubbing and causing a noise.

    Like I say I'm not sure if the A6 has something like that but may be worth a look in case it is bent or damaged at all.
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    everything looks ok however ive only had the noise since it went thru its mot so maybe the mot guy wiggled something loose i dunno it sailed thru the mot as well
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    If its something rubbing you should be able to see where as it will be clean I guess. Sounds to me it may just be ever so slightly bent, maybe done when the car was being checked over.
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    another reason i said it might be something rubbing is because there looks like there tiny marks on the inner tyre tread
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    [Mar 27, 2007]
    Nothing should be rubbing anywhere near the tyre in a straight line. Its bad enough if something is catching a brake disc or a wheel but I'd be pretty concerned if I suspected something rubbing on the rubber..!!
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    i am concerned but its not happening all the time i mean since i started this thread its not happened once (touch wood)
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    a stone trapped between the brake disk and the backing shield?

    Caliper (are they floating) sticking, so one pad rubs on the disk?
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    as i say everything looks ok
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