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 Post subject: Strange Cranking Noise
Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:49 pm 
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while driving the AU Fairmont there is a cranking noise
it happens while driving in a straight line, but more when i am turning
where do you reckon i should i start looking? cheers
as a rough guess i'm thinking it's the steering rack under the car any ideas?
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 Post subject: Re: Strange Cranking Noise
Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:45 pm 
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Front wheel bearings I'd guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Strange Cranking Noise
Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:58 pm 
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cczfairmont wrote:
as a rough guess i'm thinking it's the steering rack under the car any ideas?


It's highly unlikely to be the steering rack on top the car, probably best to check the one underneath!!! ;-)

You're gonna need to be a lot more specific than that tho mate. What is a cranking noise??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Strange Cranking Noise
Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:05 pm 
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philaddis wrote:
cczfairmont wrote:
as a rough guess i'm thinking it's the steering rack under the car any ideas?


It's highly unlikely to be the steering rack on top the car, probably best to check the one underneath!!! ;-)

You're gonna need to be a lot more specific than that tho mate. What is a cranking noise??


it's like a "wwonnnn wwonnn" sound
if that helps?
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 Post subject: Re: Strange Cranking Noise
Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:14 pm 
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that sounds like it might be the front wheel bearings.
try jacking up the front and spinning the wheels and see if there is any drag or noises.
also worth giving them a wobble while they are up in the air, to check that they don't have any play in them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Strange Cranking Noise
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Some tyres can make that sound too....so while driving it, put your foot on the brakes reasonably hard...if the noise gets louder, under brakes, its the tyres, but if the noise " slows down ", it the wheels bearings.
I have replaced those bearings at as little as 80,000km ( warranty )...usually last not long after 100 to 120,000km......depending on the roads/goat tracks...... :?

 

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