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    Hi all, i have a weird "deep howling, like the wind", sort of noise which seems to be coming from the wheels. I can't figure if it's the front or back, left or right. It starts at about 15 mph, first i thought it was a wheel bearing but usually they get worse/louder when load, when cornering, is on the wheel and quiet when not this noise stays the same. A mechanic friend says that two can "go" together and he changes them in pairs. I checked at my local parts counter and they come as units with hubs and ABS sensor at about £80 - £90 each. The brake pads are getting low and you can hear a noise when they're applied, not grinding, and they're not on the limit, anything to do with the "howling" ?

    Help please, Jayson

    p.s. not changed wheels or tyres, all the same.
    Last edited by MID LIFE CRISIS; 30th January 2010 at 14:12. Reason: p.s.

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    Anyone ?

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    What are your tires like? Are the inner edges uneven/ feathered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanv6 View Post
    What are your tires like? Are the inner edges uneven/ feathered?
    No mate, tyres seem fine. The noise started about a week ago, but she doesn't go far, a few miles to work and back. She's done 112k now if that helps any. I wonder if the after snow pot holes around this way are to blame ?

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    just had one done on friday and now lovely and quiet drive i only had one front one done and that done the trick one problem though i think it might be faulty as abs light came on straight after and 200 miles later its still on anyone got any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyord View Post
    just had one done on friday and now lovely and quiet drive i only had one front one done and that done the trick one problem though i think it might be faulty as abs light came on straight after and 200 miles later its still on anyone got any ideas?
    Could be faulty mate, i'd go back to who fitted it ,if they supplied it.

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    I thought I needed a wheel bearing with the noise and vibration, turned out the rear caliper had siezed on. Spent this morning changing it in the snow . Wouldn't care but I bought a new bearing off ebay.

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    saves the price of a bearing mate im off back to garage on mon morning it took him ages to fit it as well i finished work at 5 on friday and he didnt finish till 6 it was a bit cold but interesting seeing how its done im pleased he done it and not me id still be there now lol

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    My mate that i spoke to said 'They're not too bad to do', i think i'll be asking him exactly whats involved, cheers.

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    Had front wheels off and the inner brake pad on the n/s seems very low, sticking caliper maybe ? Outer pad has loads of beef left.

    Your thoughts please,
    Jayson

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