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 Post subject: Thumping sound from front wheel
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone has had an experience with front wheels making a thumping sound. It began while only turning at low speeds :( , and quickly eventuated to thumping at just low speeds :evil: (Less than 40km/h). Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated
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 Post subject: Re: Thumping sound from front wheel
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:31 am 
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check if the wheels wobble when you jack it up. might be something loose or broken in the suspension
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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:32 am 
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bearings or bushes will be the answer 99% of the time with this issue.

If its an intermittent thump there is a good chance its a bush, its if a rhythmic thump there is a good chance its a bearing.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Thanks for the help, today after work I took a look at the wheel bearings, as that was my suspicion from the beginning, I removed the outer bearing to see its condition, and turns out it was not to bad. Repacked and put it back in and set the pre-load went for a drive and its no longer. Thanks for the assistance.

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bearings or bushes will be the answer 99% of the time with this issue.

If its an intermittent thump there is a good chance its a bush, its if a rhythmic thump there is a good chance its a bearing.
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Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Check to see if the tyre doesn't have an " Egg " in it....Tread seperation.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Ball joints too, sway bar link bushes... Also, check wheel studs are done up properly, wheels not kinked... It happens.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:20 pm 
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cjh wrote:
Check to see if the tyre doesn't have an " Egg " in it....Tread seperation.

An impact fracture... Flat spots, feathering, wheel weight rubbing/knocking too...

Even though I see its already rectified.

 

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