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Wheel Bearing issue I think

Buxton2901 Jun 8, 2018

  1. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

    Probably been discussed a lot but just want to confirm my suspicion.

    Noticed a whirling noise yesterday at around 60mph which gets faster with speed.
    kind of sounds like a mini plane driving along side me.

    Doesn't do it straight away when everything is cold but after 5 mins on the motorway it starts up.
    I'm thinking wheel bearing and have booked the car in with Mini where i bought it from as i have a 12 month warranty and i think it will be covered.

    Anyone else had this and is there definite way to check?
    I'm thinking of jacking the car up on that side and spinning the wheel by hand to see if its noisy.

    any ideas?

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  3. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Well-Known Member Team Avus Silver saloon Audi A4 quattro Manual

    Jack the car up, hold the wheel at six and twelve o clock, try and feel play in the bearing by pushing and pulling at these positions then repeat with hands at three and nine o clock. There should be no discernible play.

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  4. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

    I have tried that and doesn't seem to be any play. But the noise is definitely there. Has just started last 2 days so no other be the start of it failing. It's booked in for a week on Wednesday anyway. Driving down. To derby net week so I might get worse during that 300 mile round trip

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  5. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

    Mine did the same, use a mechanics stethoscope to identify it. Mine started about 30mph drivers side.

    Got new bearing from Audi approx. £125 but without hub. ECP do one with a hub for £175 iirc don`t know if that was before or after their many discount codes.
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  6. Slackworth

    Slackworth Active Member Team Phantom Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi S tronic

    Seems to be a common fault - see the other thread that's knocking around.

    Mine tend to be worst at around 40mph and the noise gets quieter bit more high pitched at higher speeds.

    Definitely sounds like a bearing though!
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  7. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

    Driving a lot at the weekend and as soon as the bearings are warm it starts with the aeroplane sounds and as you say Slackworth, it gets quieter at high speed and more high pitched.
    Most noticeable when coasting down from 50mph down to 20mph its really loud.
    Its going in next week, i just hope they pick it up as there is no play when trying to move the wheel.

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