Front Wheel Droaning Noise

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Dave1968
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Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Postby Dave1968 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:27 pm

Hi

I wonder if anyone can lead me in the direction of what is causing a droning noise from the front left wheel arch?

The car has done this since I bought it in August before and after new additions listed below:

*new track control arm bushes replaced
*new front wheel bearings replaced
*new extended wheel studs
*new wheels

After the car has been driven from a cold start after 4 miles or so in any gear or free wheeling a droaning tone is audible from the front left wheel arch area.

On the ramp the fronts can’t be spun to locate the issue as they free wheel too slow. The brakes calipers have been reconditioned in the past 14 months and look new with nothing noticeable to report.

I have wondered if it is due to the brakes heating up with the Caliper sticking.

It’s more prominent wuch as the right front wheel is driven over a mini roundabout and the left wheel is driven on the road. The load is shifted and the droan starts. I can turn right to judder the steering sharply and the droan stops.

It’s less of a droan since the work above has been carried out but bugging me as the steering feels spot on now.

If anyone has any ideas I’m all ears!!

Cheers

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Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Postby pbar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:17 am

The back plate isn't rubbing on the disc is it Dave? They can be very close to each other especially if it's bent a little.

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Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Postby Paul G » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:08 am

pbar wrote:The back plate isn't rubbing on the disc is it Dave? They can be very close to each other especially if it's bent a little.


:agree:

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Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Postby Dave1968 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:43 pm

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Paul G wrote:
pbar wrote:The back plate isn't rubbing on the disc is it Dave? They can be very close to each other especially if it's bent a little.


:agree:
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pbar wrote:The back plate isn't rubbing on the disc is it Dave? They can be very close to each other especially if it's bent a little.


Thanks both Paul’s!! I will have a look Saturday morning when checking on the new studs at the garage. Fingers crossed!!

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Re: Front Wheel Droaning Noise

Postby nigecapri » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 am

After 4 miles it sounds like something is heating up. Wheel bearing is prime suspect. It may have been tightened too much, they must not be tight as they are a tapered bearing. Lots of cars use bearing with parallel inner & outer races with balls or rollers in between that must be torqued tight but tapered need precise adjustment.
Jack it up & hold it top & bottom and try to rock it in & out. Very fine perceptible play is acceptable, remove split pin, slacken the nut till you get this perceptible play then tighten to the next split pin hole & test run it.


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