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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:37 pm 
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The Fairmont has developed a thudding sound in the right hand front wheel. It seems to be something to do with the wheel because it becomes more constant and less noticeable when travelling at speed.

Has anyone experienced this or know anything about it?

Any info greatly appreciated :)

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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:46 pm 
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that could be anything from the wheel bearings to brake warp. to the tire or rims. you will have to do a bit of trial and error. or just take it to a wheel place and they will probably tell you in 1 second
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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:48 pm 
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or if u want to try and find it out urself then swap wheels over see if noise moves if so u know the wheel/rim is f**k. if not have to look into it more
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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:49 pm 
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check your wheels nuts are tight!!

 

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Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 11:43 pm 
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to check if it is a bearing jake up car move the wheel up and down side toside and turn to see if any movement and spin wheeland hear for noises
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Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:33 pm 
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As he said check wheel bearings by raising the front. move the wheel back and forth vertically and then horizontally. If it only clunks horizontally it will pay to check the outer tie rods and the rack ends for wear.
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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:37 am 
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Thanks for the help guys. I will be jacking the car tomorrow after work and having a closer look.
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Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 8:37 am 
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yeah i had a similar thing happen, turned out to be the bearings. id do both sides whilst ur there

 

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Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 3:09 pm 
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thanks for the help, for those interested, it turned out to be a flat spot on the tyre...
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