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Member Since 16 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 30 2015 01:12 PM

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In Topic: Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

26 September 2015 - 08:30 AM

Can I ask, what type of wheel bearing tool you used? Was it specifically for gen2 wheel bearings?

Its not a specific Gen 2 tool and I know it was my fault. It must have been stress on the inner race when I installed it. Yes I am a muppet sometimes! My beef was that Ford were not even diagnosing the problem properly when I had booked it in for a wheel bearing replacement. I know you cant diagnose 100% all the time but when your way off the mark an apology wouldnt hurt.

In Topic: Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

24 September 2015 - 11:12 AM

Fixed. It was the wheel bearing. Fitted a whole hub and carrier, used off fleabay and the noise is gone. Just goes to show not all wheel bearings make 'wheel bearing noises' and not all main dealer mechanics are right. Complained to Ames Ford in Thetford but have not got a reply. Don't expect one really.

In Topic: Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

15 September 2015 - 08:42 AM

Yeah it's just defining what the issue is. I still think it's wheel bearing and will find out soon. :)

In Topic: Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

15 September 2015 - 07:13 AM

For anyone interested. I had the car on ramps, running and could not recreate the noise without load. There was however a noise from the drive shaft centre bearing. Fitted an ECP driveshaft. A bit better on the road but still the droning was there. Went to Ford and they diagnosed 'Driveshaft centre bearing'!!!! I said I had only replaced it yesterday but they insisted that was the problem. Took shaft back to ECP and got a Ford OE driveshaft. Fitted that yesterday and............ No difference except that I paid twice as much for the driveshaft. Have now sourced a used hub from ebay and will fit when it arrives just to make sure it's not the wheel bearing. To be honest on the ramp I could not hear a thing from the wheel bearing through the stethoscope.
Stay tuned for the next post :0

In Topic: Focus Osf Droning Noise From 40mph

31 August 2015 - 05:59 AM


Vendee, very interesting. It was a Lucas bearing from ECP. I am loathe to condemn the bearing yet as there is no noise at all up to 40mph then bang. Drones like hell. It is worth bearing in mind though.

Inatt, this was my next port of call, thanks. Didnt even know there was a bearing there till it was mentioned. :)