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Brendo
May 9th, 2011, 02:14 PM
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Ideas?

Wide-O
May 9th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Wheel bearings?

T.Bay
May 9th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Is it a knocking sound? A grinding sound?

Possibly a bearing? Maybe need another clue.

MacGregor
May 9th, 2011, 02:41 PM
I'd try a gate to get rid of that sound.

Mac
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frnjplayer
May 9th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Is it Front wheel drive and, If I heard the video correctly, happening when you turn? From what I could hear it seemed to happen most when you were turning right which would make me think CV joint in a FWD car.

st robert
May 9th, 2011, 09:45 PM
the scraping sounds a bit like something stuck in a slightly warped brake rotor. often, cv joints will click and snap around when you turn, usually not grind like that.

for laughs, figure out which corner it's coming from, yank off that wheel and investigate the brake rotor. eyeball it real close, spin it by hand, etc. might be some debris up in there, nothing major.

happened to my wife's car 6 months ago.. made a buncha racket but was just a lil rock.

very cheap fix.




or your transmission might be blown.

:)

CloseToTheEdge
May 9th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Obviously the Johnson bar needs adjustment. Or the frammulator.

Brendo
May 9th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Mechanic nipped up the hub nut with an air gun (and replaced the split pin obviously). Seems to be a common issue with the X-Trails, the front passenger bearing goes bad. Noise has stopped for now (with the extra tightening) and we're replacing the bearing as soon as they have the part and I'm free to leave the car with them.

Is it Front wheel drive and, If I heard the video correctly, happening when you turn? From what I could hear it seemed to happen most when you were turning right which would make me think CV joint in a FWD car.

Yes indeed. Front wheel drive, and the front passenger wheel is where the bad bearing is.

sqkychair
May 10th, 2011, 12:20 AM
I can barely hear any extraneous noise in the video, so not much help from me.

However, big props to not hitting anything in that parking garage.

Is that clicking sound just the turn signal?

Brendo
May 10th, 2011, 12:26 AM
I can barely hear any extraneous noise in the video, so not much help from me.

However, big props to not hitting anything in that parking garage.

Is that clicking sound just the turn signal?

the "tick tock tick tock" is the turn signal, yes. the ERRRT ERRRT ERRRT ERRRT coming from outside the car is the front passenger wheel bearing.

there's tons of room in that carpark. it's one of the easier ones in melbourne, nice and spacious, 6 floors, lots of room to drive around. attached to the casino.

sqkychair
May 10th, 2011, 12:30 AM
there's tons of room in that carpark.

Maybe....

You should still look into doing a little stunt driving work.

binaural turbine
May 10th, 2011, 12:34 AM
It looks like you blew a seal:lol:

Aardvark
May 10th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Maybe....

You should still look into doing a little stunt driving work.

Very little.:lol:


Cheers,
Aardvark



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Brendo
May 10th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Maybe....

You should still look into doing a little stunt driving work.

:Confused:

It looks far worse than it is, because of the position of the phone. When I watched it, I thought "wow, it looks like I nearly hit _______" but in reality, I was nowhere near.

T.Bay
May 10th, 2011, 01:01 AM
There's a video? Can't see it...

It's kinda normal that, for a right hand drive car in the northern hemisphere, anyway.

Oddly, in traffic light laden American cities, the opposite doesn't seem to happen for left hand drives here.

Those particular tires & bearings don't seem to take such a beating.

Could also be something to do with weather conditions / road surfaces.

Anyway, I guess you have your answer, a 'rotor' is the 'brake disc' btw.

dwoz
May 10th, 2011, 01:33 AM
I replaced the front bearings on my BMW 328e. it was really very straightforward job, the only problem being that the hub nut needed to be torqued to 240 ft-lbs.

That's a lot of fucking foot pounds.

Tightening the hub nut should NOT have fixed the problem. That means that the thing was badly torqued originally. Check on it being a warranty issue!

usually the bad sound is on the opposite wheel as the direction of turn. i.e. I would have first suspected your driver side bearing.

TheNetStudio
May 10th, 2011, 01:38 AM
First... The only two things I know about cars is they work or they don't.

But... I had a similar noise It sounded horrible, like something had come loose and was rubbing against my tires. I took it to 3 different places. One wanted to replace the whole braking system.

Turned out to be a spring of some sort had come off, I think on the right front brake. They replaced the spring for 30 bucks, and the problem went away.

HTH

dwoz
May 10th, 2011, 01:42 AM
I've had the piece of gravel caught in the brake rotor thing before too. Sounds like the entire world is disassembling.

Brendo
May 10th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Dwoz, apparently this particular bearing is a pretty common issue with this model of car. The bearing fails after around 110,000 km and the hub nut loosens...

Brendo
May 10th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Also, to be clear, it's the outside wheel that's groaning. We are right hand drive here! So the front left wheel from inside the car.

T.Bay
May 19th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Also, to be clear, it's the outside wheel that's groaning. We are right hand drive here! So the front left wheel from inside the car.

I'd put it down to the tighter left hand turns when its under a fair amount of load.

Both sides carry the same parts (mirror image) AFAIK.

Right hand turns (in Australia/UK) generally have a wider arc.

If I remember rightly, it will be a Taper Roller bearing to counteract the quite significant forces of sideways thrust so it should also be packed with grease properly before being fitted.

:beer: