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Philip Male

Member Since 29 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2015 12:28 PM

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In Topic: Whiring Noise, Cv Joints??

14 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

Had the wheels bearings changed Monday for the MOT as the left front was a failure.

However it's done nothing for the noise.

Garage said it sounds pretty central and that freewheeling does doing to stop it. Nothing in the system seems sloppy.

Is there anything Ford should of changed during the clutch swap they might not have?

Any other common issues with this sort of noise you can change with throttle on/off ??

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

13 January 2015 - 05:03 PM

Had the wheel bearings changed yesterday as the front left would be an MOT failure.

Seems to have improved the handling esp skipping understeer at roundabouts.

In Topic: Whiring Noise, Cv Joints??

17 December 2014 - 08:06 AM

would throttle effect the noise of a wheel bearing? it's a cyclic noise rather than constant.

also noticing a fair bit of slop in the drive system, at slower speeds and more torque theres a larger jolt than i'd expect between drive and engine brake

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

29 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

yep, it's aligned and ballanced.

did about 60 mixed miles today, temp actually got to 15c! roads were that horrid winter glistening you get.


it's responsive again, but i feel like i'm driving on 1" tyres, or solid plastic trolly wheels, skitting about all over the place, sure the roads don't help at the moment but it's got to be better than this, won't stick and dig in at all in bends, just skips across the surface.

again i'll leave it a few weeks, see if the tread pattern wears in a little now the pressures changed and see how it goes.

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

28 November 2014 - 01:34 PM

tried a little experiment over the last few weeks to see if i get used to it, made it 30/33 with the tyres warm after a drive so they wouldn't over pressure. ( works out at 27.5/32 )

still doesn't feel right after 3 weeks of it. turning left isn't too bad, turning right isn't good.

last night it was understeer, wheel spin, pushing wide ville. it's still unreactive, then does, feels dead, no confidence in grip levels.

with the temp outside now back up a little i've brought them back to 30/33 cold and see if that improves matters.


if that doesn't i might swap fronts and rears over, they should be the same wear by now.