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MarkP
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Out in the A4 B7 estate last week -

Had the droning noise that usually comes with dodgy rear wheel bearings - so i changed BOTH rears over the weekend....noise still there.

What i have noticed is that the nearside rear tyre has started to wear on the inside - i am wondering if this is the cause?

anybody suffered the same??

Mark

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I had a similar issue with my old car too....I thought it was a bearing or a dodgy tyre....it turned out that it was a faulty alloy wheel which was damaging the tyre!.....it drove me mental!!
Keep us posted.

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MarkP
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

...got around to changing the slightly scuffed rear nearside tyre - changed it for the unused spare...

noise is still there but no where near what it was - i am wondering if the tracking/alignment is out -

will get new tyres and aligmnment done this weekend

Mark

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My drone turned out to be a front bearing - -
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

MarkP wrote:
...got around to changing the slightly scuffed rear nearside tyre - changed it for the unused spare...

- i am wondering if the tracking/alignment is out -


worn shocks can cause funny tyre wear patterns - not unusual on high milers, especially on the rear.

Good to see you've found the cause of the noise.

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MarkP
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

...had the rear tyres replaced yesterday..... car is now quiet as ever.

it seems that they were the original tyres from new - so they were 7 years old but still had lots of tread ( except the scuffed one) - however they had started to crack between the treads. I guess they had just gone hard!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

7 year old tyres.....wow!.....Would that pass an MOT these days in Old Blighty?...What mileage has your can done out of interest?

Great news you got it sorted.

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