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Old 07 Mar 2007, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a slight niggle from my Scooby that I hope you can help with.

When I'm turning a corner and there's a weight transfer to one side or the other, there's a wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa noise coming from somewhere up front. I have checked both front wheel bearings but they are fine. A friend who's an engineer took it round the block last night and said the CV joints might be on their way out. Anybody else agree with this diagnosis? What else could it be?

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Old 07 Mar 2007, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wa wa? might be a something crying under the car???? pmsl, sorry couldn't resist.

is it def not the power steering pump? is it making a noise cos its ont he way out?
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Old 07 Mar 2007, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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have you considered that it could be disc/pad rubbing?

One way to check the CV joints is to put the car onto full lock and very slowly drive forward....if they are gone you usually get a clonk - clonk from the front end.

What tyres do you have fitted to your Scoob?
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Old 08 Mar 2007, 08:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like the CV joint to me. Try what nelson said, go slow whilst turning and if it knocking then its more than likely to be the CV
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Old 08 Mar 2007, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well I can say that I had a similar noise when I had some budget rubber fitted to a set of track wheels. They made the sound as if a wheel bearing had gone! Changed the wheels/tyres and noise disappeared. It you have a mate with a scoob you could try switching the wheels to see if the noise persists.
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its hard 2 diagnose a problem if u cannot hear it.
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Old 08 Mar 2007, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I can appreciate that to understand the problem you need to hear it. Don't think it's the tyres, it doesn't sound like tyre noise. Anybody know what sort of noise to expect if the front diff is on its way out?
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Old 08 Mar 2007, 11:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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might also be worth checking your power steering fluid, may be a leak in the system
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 11:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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if you are worried about Diffs/ gearbox etc then I would suggest dropping the fluids for inspection. Generally the oil will have bits of metal in the oil or it will have a silver shine to it. It could just need replacing so unless you know that the fluids have been changed I would suggest changing them.
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