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In Topic: Grinding Noise

21 June 2008 - 05:35 PM

Ok, took it to a Kwikfit this morning, I drove the bloke around the car park and he heard the noise. Got it up on the ramps but couldn't see anything wrong with the wheel balance, brakes, or pads. I've got to book it in for a more thorough search. He thinks it could be the bearing at the top of the suspension column. Shouldn't be too horrific if that's all it is (fingers crossed) :)

In Topic: Grinding Noise

21 June 2008 - 07:31 AM

I don't know why it's only just dawned on me but the front right tyre was replaced at the last MOT and Service a couple of months ago. The wheels are original though and the tyre matches the same profile as the other three wheels on the car. Could it be something like they've not fitted the wheel properly?

I'll take it along to a garage this morning and get them to have a look.

In Topic: Grinding Noise

19 June 2008 - 06:26 PM

Okay, I've had a look tonight and I can't see anything different between the front left and the front right umderneath the car...

Suspension bearing problem?

I think I'll try and book it in someplace over the weekend for a quick look-see. Anyone know of any good garages near the Medway Towns in Kent?

In Topic: Grinding Noise

18 June 2008 - 09:02 PM

Hi and welcome

get someone to sit in the passenger side of the car then turn a full lock when stationary and see if the wheel could rub on the inner arch or front wing. Or if poss get someone to turn the car for you slowly so you can have a look and see if it is rubbing.

or it could be a dry CV joint or worn lower suspension.

Does it sound like something rubbing or grinding metal?

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the quick response. It sounds more like rubbing. It certainly doesn't sound "metalic". I'll have a look in the morning with a passenger in the car and let you know how I get on.