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Old 28 Feb 2008, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheel Bearing or Drive Shaft?

Just after other people's experience really:

The other day I noticed while driving in traffic a squeaking noise coming ffrom the front end, it's hard to explain but it sounded like something rotating causing the squeak when I moved forward.

My initial thought was that a wheel bearing may need replacing, but in the last few days this has started to be accompanied by a tapping noise too, occurring at the same time as the squeak.

These increase in speed as my mph increases up until about 30mph when probably the engine noise drowns them out.

Now I'm thinking this may be a drive shaft problem as well/instead.

Anybody else had this, and know how much it is roughly to be sorted?
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What condition are ya pads/discs in mate?? Just i`d av thought if its doing it from initial moving forward its more likely brake related as you`d more than likely noticed a whine from a bearing or a worn cv joint knocking at speed before now (imo)just guessin as havent had either yet on mine.
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What condition are ya pads/discs in mate?? Just i`d av thought if its doing it from initial moving forward its more likely brake related as you`d more than likely noticed a whine from a bearing or a worn cv joint knocking at speed before now (imo)just guessin as havent had either yet on mine.
The pads and discs should be fine, had them fitted about 6 months ago by Alyn at AS Performance so wouldn't have thought it would be those....I hope!
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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had a whine from the front of mine at slow speed which went away as the speed increased. this then turned to a pretty severe wheel vibration at around 70-75 which turned out to be a wheel bearing. the clicking sounds like it might be a cv joint but until you get under the car to check it out then as dave said, its just a guess really
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Old 11 Mar 2008, 02:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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cv joint noise is typically detected when turning or mid-turn
you will get a distinct click click noise....


wheel bearings are more of a click/grind and the noise is certainly rotational.


If you can't sort it yourself, best get it to someone who can diagnose it properly for you.

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