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 Post subject: NL Fairlane odd sound from the front end
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Hey guys,

I have a Fairlane that has an odd wobble wobble wobble sound, I think its a wheel bearing as a mate said thats what they sound like. Now I am sure there is a trick to figuring out which side the issue is, do you guys know what it is?

Thanks in advance.
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane odd sound from the front end
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:24 pm 
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jack it up and spin the wheel, listen for noises, rough metal on metal sounds
also give the wheel a wobble up and down then left and right, have someone look at the tie rods and balljoints while u do it
when driving if the noise gets worse as u go faster then yeah probably the bearings
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane odd sound from the front end
Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:26 pm 
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It doesnt really get worse at speed but it dose get louder when taking left corners and goes quiet whwen taking right corners.
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane odd sound from the front end
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:03 pm 
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yep i have the same problem, would appreciate any information on what is may be.
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 Post subject: Re: NL Fairlane odd sound from the front end
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Almost definitely wheel bearings, especially when cornering. More sideways loading on the bearing= more noise. Don't worry about what side it is, always change both. It's a 15 minute job per side and plenty of info here or on the web about how to do it. Mine were $20-25 per side last time I did it.

Change them soon as do don't want one collapsing while you are driving along... :shock:

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