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Whine at 30-40 mph?

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Old Nov 9th, 2018, 09:55   #1
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Default Whine at 30-40 mph?

I have a whine at 30-40 mph- no wife present!
Ive searched & noted this could be a number of things:

Worn tyres
Low gearbox oil (getting a full check/ change tomorrow)
Worn wheel bearings old. OE ones letting in rain/dirt?

Now how do I know which wheel bearing it is apart from the usual jack it up and wobble the wheel?

Any tips welcome!
Cheers- loving the car so far, just need to sort a few niggles thats all!
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Old Nov 9th, 2018, 18:33   #2
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Unlikely to be wheel bearings. When they fail they just make noise at all speeds.

If your gearbox oil is low it wont work at all!

Could be a bearing in the tranmission train somewhere.

Most likely to be tyres. Some brands will produce noise at various speeds.
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Unlikely to be wheel bearings. When they fail they just make noise at all speeds.

If your gearbox oil is low it wont work at all!

Could be a bearing in the tranmission train somewhere.

Most likely to be tyres. Some brands will produce noise at various speeds.
Ill be honest, the tyres are all Mis-matched old crappy ones by the look of them, I got the car as a cheap p/x so I knew itd need a few quid spending on it.

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If the tyres are like that then you might find a new set transforms the car.

As has been said, if it were a wheel bearing the noise would get worse with speed. Does the noise change if you swerve the car left or right?

These cars are like a new girlfriend, you need to have been with them a few months before you understand all the noises they make and how they are showing their age....
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In that case Ive picked up a right old dog!! 😆😆
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If the tyres are like that then you might find a new set transforms the car.

As has been said, if it were a wheel bearing the noise would get worse with speed. Does the noise change if you swerve the car left or right?

These cars are like a new girlfriend, you need to have been with them a few months before you understand all the noises they make and how they are showing their age....
No but when I coast the car is smooth & silent! (That would eliminate wheel bearing too?)
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Hopefully picking up 4x part worn Goodyear wrangler hp tyres tomorrow-
Ill get those fitted & 4 whee alignment too.
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Good choice. I've found the Wranglers to be excellent and quiet too.
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No but when I coast the car is smooth & silent! (That would eliminate wheel bearing too?)
check the propshaft joints....
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check the propshaft joints....
I checked to see if I could spin them yesterday when it wa on the ramp, there is a bit of play their as I span it- what should I be looking for?
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