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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:18 am 
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Ive noticed for a while, but lately its become worse a weird noise from the front left, sounding like the wheel.

The sound is like rubber sqreeching slowely, or rubbing. But I had it before I got it lowered and by feel it feels there is enough room so I dont think its rubbing on the guard. I checked tyre pressure today and its perfect so im stuck for ideas, can anyone help?

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:00 pm 
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check for scuff marks underneath the wheel arches or odd wear marks on the tires. i had a similar noise i thought it was in the front but it was at the back one of my tires was rubbing against my exhaust so i just got all the rubbers redone on it and now its fine.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:17 pm 
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nah theres no rubbing of the guards, its really strange and highly annoying as its quite loud
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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:29 pm 
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have you checked your wheel bearings?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:35 pm 
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Check the plastic splash panel for marks - these can come loose and rub on the tire.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:48 pm 
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well dad had a listen today and thinks that it is what Mash85 said.. he thinks it sounds like a wheel bearing seizing up or something... what will happen if I dont fix it straight away?
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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:55 pm 
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probably not alot, but its not something you'd like to leave too long.

ive been told, worst case scenario, a wheel could come off :shock:

really, its a very inexpensive fix (if it is a wheel bearing) and its something you could defiantely do yourself.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:04 pm 
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Yeah piss easy to change, takes all of half hour to change both sides and cost stuff all. just did mine yesty, piss easy. I got my bearings for nothing though, so it was ultra cheap.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:56 pm 
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Also inspect the upper control arms, when they come loose they knock and whirr.

Regular inspection of all nuts and bolts should be a self regulation!
When was the last time anyone checked their K-frame?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:35 pm 
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I had wheels put on new car like a month ago, they shoulda checked all that shouldnt they?
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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:50 am 
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no not really. i doubt they would have started dismantling brakes and things to check bearings if you were just having wheels fitted.

and if you got them fitted at a place like the tyre factory, your lucky they even fitted the wheels correctly!

 

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