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Weird noise in front end

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by dartanion69, Jun 8, 2004.

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    [Jun 8, 2004]
    My 99 A4 Avant has had a strange noise coming from the front end for a while now and is getting worse only recently. This all started when I replaced the tires the first time. I had Americas/Discount Tire replace the stock tire and it seemed like they never got the balance right for the wheels. After 7 visits and rebalancing, the noise was less noticable, but still there. This was still true until recently. I had the 90k service done, they recommended new tires and alignment. Had this done and noise still exists. It is a wub..wub..wub sound the increases in frequency with vehicle speed and is more noticable when you are turning. My thoughts are either the wheel bearings or a CV joint is going bad. How hard is it to replace these?

    Anyone have any thoughts?
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    I would say it is the wheel bearings! Don't know as to how hard it is to replace. Would have thought you would have to take it to a garage to do.
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    [Jun 9, 2004]
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the info. I thought it was more likely to be the wheel bearing(s). It didn't have the symptoms of a CV joint. No grinding or steering pull.

    Since I don't have a bearing press or a press of any sort, I guess I'll have a garage do it. Any idea of what I should expect to pay?

    Thanks
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