Wheel bearing noise

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Wheel bearing noise

Post by deeppurple » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:58 am

Hi, my cactus has 13000 miles and yesterday we noticed a strange noise coming from the left side. It look likes a bearing wheel noise. Anyone with the same problem? Thanks
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by Jukebox » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:51 am

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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by deeppurple » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:34 pm

Hmmm. I rear no grindind noise but i'll take the wheel out to check it. Thanks anyway.
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by BristolRich » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:42 pm

Whats the condition of the tyre on the offending wheel?

I had a set of Continentals that made a racket when 3/4 worn at certain speeds...very much like that "thrum" of a worn bearing.
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by deeppurple » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:13 pm

They look good. Do you think it could be the homocinetic joints?
Thanks
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by Jukebox » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:25 am

"could be the homocinetic joints?"

dunno, is there a doctor in the house who can advise?
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by deeppurple » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:54 am

It's really strange because when we turn left, the noise stops. And we must run at 20-25 miles perhour to notice the noise.
Just called Citroën and they told me to go there this friday so they can take a look.
I hope it's something that goes with warranty :(
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by davew » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:03 am

deeppurple wrote:They look good. Do you think it could be the homocinetic joints?
Thanks
I think these are referred to in the UK as constant velocity joints. In my experience when these wear they make a noise only while turning corners and making turning manoeuvres.


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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by deeppurple » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:25 am

So it must come from the wheel bearings. Let's see what kind of history they will tell me. Had no time to take out the wheel this weekend. I'll try today.
Thanks for yours answers
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Re: Wheel bearing noise

Post by BristolRich » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:10 pm

You can test the CV joints yourself and without getting dirty.

Find a car park and put the car on full lock. Drive in a circle increasing the speed gently. Repeat in the other direction.

If you hear or feel a clunk then the CV joint is on its way out. IIRC some members have had their track rod ends replaced? By no means scientific but will indicate duff joints.
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