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Iandb

Constant Drone When Driving - Accept When Turning Right?

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Hi Folks

Sorry if the title is a bit vague, not sure how best to describe.

When driving there is a constant drone noise which I can only really describe as like some one was holding a piece of card on the tyre when the wheel was turning. This stops when I turn right or go round a right hand bend (Roundabout etc) but it does not have to be that drastic a turn. For example if I go into the kerb and then turn back to the middle of the road it is enough to stop it.

From a driving point of view it seems to come from the rear driver side.

There's no visible sign of strange wear on the tyre. Could it be brake related some how?

Any suggestions on what may be a likely cause and any remedies?

Thanks

Edit: Guess it would help to know car details.

54 Plate 2.0 TDCI Ghia hatch / Saloon.

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Suspect rear o/s wheel bearing, jack it up and rotate the wheel listen for any clicking from the wheel, then holding the tyre at 12 and 6 rock it backwards and forwards feeling for any play in the bearing.

Make sure the handbrakes off and the front wheels are chocked before jacking

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Thanks. Will give it a go, guess I'm looking for the wheel "rocking"

Ian

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No apparent more movement when doing this, seemed quire rigid.

No clicking noise when spinning the wheel but there was a slight grinding noise similar to that of when brake pads or worn down to nothing, just no where as near as loud.

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Usually trying to rock the wheel is pointless, it has to be practically hanging off in the first place so the best thing to do is rotate the wheel listening for the drone as already mentioned.

The noise can reverberate so I suggest you also check the other rear wheel

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Thanks stef123, will give it a go when I can.

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Sorry folks,

Also could this possibly be any thing to do with front wheels?

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Sorry folks,

Also could this possibly be any thing to do with front wheels?

It could be but to be honest it's hard to diagnose without seeing the car.

It could also be an 'out of shape' tyre

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It could be but to be honest it's hard to diagnose without seeing the car.

It could also be an 'out of shape' tyre

Thanks,

I do have another issue with the Front OS wheel where the CAM? is out quite a bit. There is another thread from a while back about this.

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that will have some impact on its behaviour, have you thought about the CV joint being the issue?

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that will have some impact on its behaviour, have you thought about the CV joint being the issue?

Nope, hence the thread. I'm pretty much clueless about cars

By CAM do you mean camber?

Sorry,

That is probably what I meant couldn't think of it.

NS rear wheel is like the OS. No obvious play when trying to rock it or clicking noise. Just a a sound as if the brake pads are still on the disc slightly and rubbing.

Thanks.

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i had a bearing go on the wifes car , and even lifting and spinning the wheel listening , i could not identify it , it was only when the weight was on it did it make a noise .

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i had a bearing go on the wifes car , and even lifting and spinning the wheel listening , i could not identify it , it was only when the weight was on it did it make a noise .

Thanks for that info.

I'll chuck it into a local independent and have them check it out, along with the camber issue.

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