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loud whirring road noise
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Another newbie! I've an 03 mk2 2.0 hdi desire about 120000 miles. A few months back I noticed a whirring road noise from the front, and not varying on the corners. Just gone for a drive today after the wife has been driving it for a while, and the noise has now got much worse even louder than the engine. I jacked up the front wheels and there is a little play in both... am I looking at wheel bearings or drive bearings of some sort? Will I do further harm by continuing to drive? I'm not mechanical but it would be nice to have some idea before going to the garage!
Brilliant car.
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You will not usually get play in a worn wheel bearing, just a roughness when you turn the wheel. Does sound like a wheel bearing tbh, driveshafts dont usually make a load of noise, they just rattle, especially on tight bends.
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Not wishing to be facetious,but the other half once arrived home claiming the car wasnt going very well and was making a roaring noise.
The fresh abrasion marks on the road outside led a trail to the traffic cone under the gearboxRolleyes
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(13-01-2013, 05:30 PM)evdama Wrote:  Not wishing to be facetious,but the other half once arrived home claiming the car wasnt going very well and was making a roaring noise.
The fresh abrasion marks on the road outside led a trail to the traffic cone under the gearboxRolleyes

You could always write a " D " on it and give her it back! :lol:
2006 2.0hdi 600 with bench seat.  Cool
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(13-01-2013, 05:30 PM)evdama Wrote:  Not wishing to be facetious,but the other half once arrived home claiming the car wasnt going very well and was making a roaring noise.
The fresh abrasion marks on the road outside led a trail to the traffic cone under the gearboxRolleyes
nicee one evdama, thats funny, thanks for the laugh. what a great image. Pity you didnt have your phone to record it.
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