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Old 31-08-19, 06:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation Excessive cabin noise when travelling over 40mph

Hi,

I bought myself a nice little 207 Sport (1.4 VTi) from the car auction on Friday. Looked in great condition apart from a dent on the passenger side panel. Engine sounded great, MOT until next May. And a bargain price to boot.

However, when I was driving home, I noticed a rather loud droning sound that got louder the faster I travel. It was almost drowning out the engine once I hit 70mph, and it changes pitch as you accelerate.

Putting the clutch in or coasting in neutral has no effect on the noise, and coast-accelerating down hill has the same effect as if it were in gear - the noise gets louder.

At speed it does feel as if there is some resistance, as if the brakes are gently pressed.

My initial thought was bearings - and after some research (including here) and speaking to some friends with a little knowledge, I am convinced its bearings.

However, how do I know which ones!? Whilst its not expensive, neither is it a cheap job given the price I paid for the car (and not one I have the tools or confidence to do myself) and I don't want to walk into a garage and say its the passenger side front wheel bearing, when in fact it turns out to be the driver side, or a drive shft, etc.

Any tips gratefully recieved!

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Old 01-09-19, 11:37 PM   #2
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Driving home tonight, and the ABS brake warning light came on just as I was arriving home. Am I right in thinking that the ABS sensor is inside the wheel hub? Which would mean that my bearing problem is getting worse.

Time to visit the garage in the morning.
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Old 02-09-19, 09:19 AM   #3
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you need it on diagnostic to see which side is playing up, or could jack up each side wobble and spin each wheel (while gripping the spring) may be a easy spot.
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Old 03-09-19, 12:12 AM   #4
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It was the driver side front wheel bearing. Got it replaced; now drives a charm 35 for the part, 60 labour (edit: plus VAT on top).
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