Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 12:10 pm, by: Matchy Loi(Ftk148)
I picked up my soarer a few weeks ago and i didn't notice the noise then, nor did any of my friends who i brought along to the inspection (some were standing outside waiting for me during the test drive too.) But from about 10-50kmph there's a clicking noise coming from the front left wheel or general area, and as i pick up speed the noise will also increase in frequency. (It's kind of like those clacking things you put on your pushbike spokes) but its intermittent, i haven't really taken notice because i have my system on most of the time but generally when i leave my house there's no noise. It still bugs me because i know its there even if i don't hear it with my system up. Should i be looking at getting the bearings changed too?
I also have a problem with my car pulling right, but i doubt its related. I've done an alignment and there's no difference, although they told me that its because of my tyres
It's probably a long shot but I had similar noise coming from the left rear. In the end there was a small piece of metal shaving inside my wheel. (don't ask me how it got there I took the wheel off and bounced it, there it was, a small rattle. Took it to the work shop. They have taken the tyre off, piffed the metal bit and it is all good.
The noise dissapeared after I hit 40km/h If you can hear it at that speed or faster then it is not inside your rim
Matchy Loi wrote on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 12:10 pm:
Should i be looking at getting the bearings changed too?
Matchy, first thing to do is get the wheel off and inspect the brake caliper and rotor to make sure all looks well. Make sure your anti-rattle clips are all present and nothing foreign is lodged anywhere. Check for excess movement in the pads and that the rotors are smooth and turn easily. Then you can start to think about wheel bearings. If unsure, get a brake specialist to check it out, especially if your car is pulling as you say.
Hooning? hahaha Stuck in traffic just before the moonee ponds junction. Its 40km/h after 7pm there. A few weeks ago. I beeped my horn to wave at you but realised I was in a VY commy, so what's the point You would have thought....this guy is