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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:01 pm

I know this is a pain to diagnose but the van has a rubbing noise that only seems to be while doing left hand corners I have checked both front wheels for loose worn bearings and tried to move all the joints but I can't replicate it while not driving I have fount a possible cause and I will find out when I go out to pick Clare up but wouldn't mind anything else to check as I've run out of ideas if it's not what I found tonight.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:05 pm

a worn or poor quality wheel bearing maybe? at a guess the passenger side one.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:18 pm

That was my thought but they feel fine bearing in mind how many bearings I feel in a normal day.
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Post by Logi on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:45 pm

Fast, slow or both?
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:49 pm

yep all the above.
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Post by Logi on Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:01 pm

Buggered if I know then... Crying or Very sad 
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:04 pm

Just cos a bearing feels ok doesn't mean it won't growl...
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:12 pm

If they are shot they growl all the time and when just starting it's once they get warm. You can feel it when testing this is only on left handers even bouncing along loading/unloading the wheel it don't do it.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:21 pm

I'm sure time will tell, it might get louder and start to do it all the time.

Might be something on the axle?
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Right what I had found it isn't which was a mud flap with a shiny rubbed patch that was cut off.

It does change to goes away with braking and the pads in the front right are rattly so I will apply some brake pad grease on Sunday as out all day tommorow then we will see if that changes anything.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:48 pm

Right did 70 odd mile this morning not a peep of noise. What I forgot to say is it sounds a bit like a CV joint that's wornout on full lock.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:49 pm

Hopefully I have got to the bottom of this it seems the hub is moving around on the stub axle so bearings tight and does not feel loose but it does move where it shouldn't so under load it moves about and eventually loosens the nut. Woody has come to the rescue and got one off today for me.
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