MILES WITH GROWLING NOISE SOUNDING LIKE WHEEL BEARINGS
2002 Citroen Berlingo
March, 9, 2012 AT 5:40 AM
2 things stand out as clues to me. The fact that 1 wheel bearing is loose, and the sound modifys in a turn. These sound related. Most bad wheel bearings change tune in a turn. And a loose bearing could be noisy. I had 1 that was loose which I thought was bad so never checked it. If I had re tightened right away I may have saved it.
March, 12, 2012 AT 10:31 AM
Yes.I agree but the loose bearing has been changed twice! And both times shown play only after being refitted. Drive shafts have been changed and offside bearing shows no play.I am replacing hub with a good second hand part. So will see what that does. That noise is still there and getting gradually worse when driven on road and I would swear it to be wheel bearing.. Many thanks for all your help. Cheers!
March, 24, 2012 AT 7:44 PM
Wheel bearing issues should show up during testing with the wheels off the ground. Raise the wheels and spin the tires while running your hand across the tread. It should be pretty smooth, with no really noticeable high or low spots. If you notice high and low spots, you most likely have a shock problem that has become a tire wear issue.
May, 17, 2012 AT 9:17 AM
You Guys are spot on ! It was a wheel bearing. You saved me so much hassle. Many thanks for all your sound advice. WOBBLY
May, 18, 2012 AT 2:20 AM
Happy to be able to help.
July, 20, 2012 AT 1:47 AM
Ok. The server isn't wanting to close the thread. It still shows pending for me. If nobody replies, hopefully the server will close it.