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#1 Eddie777

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

Hi.
I have a Mondeo Mk3 Zetec 1.8 (2001) with 131,000 miles on clock, and having a problem.

When I first bought this car, I had all wheel bearings apart from the front passenger side replaced, as I was gettting a bad humming sound.
It sounds a lot better now, and up to 35mph I dont have any issues that I`m aware of, but as I get to 40mph, I get a humming sound that is hard to locate.
When reaching around 50mph, the sound isn`t as obvious.

Holding the clutch in does not affect this sound.
I am also loosing oil and water.
The thermostat was replaced recently.
I don`t seem to be leaving white smoke behind me, and I don`t have pools of oil on my drive.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Many thanks.

Eddie

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#2 stef123

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Is it an engine related noise?

Out of shape tyres can produce a humming noise like a worn wheel bearing.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Is it an engine related noise?

Out of shape tyres can produce a humming noise like a worn wheel bearing.


Many thanks for your reply.
Will swopping the wheels front to back help me?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Many thanks for your reply.
Will swopping the wheels front to back help me?


Yes, that's the best way to determine if it is a tyre

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Yes, that's the best way to determine if it is a tyre


Thanks.
Thats something I can try.

Cheers

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

Then, take each wheel and replace it in turn with the spare wheel (inflated to full pressure). When the sounds gone, you found your culprit!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

Thankyou all

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