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    Default Anyone know what this sound is?

    My car makes this humming kind of noise when i am driving the faster i go the worse it becomes. I have loaded an audio file onto youtube, if you could take a listen and make a guess as to what it might be, i would be very greatfull.
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    Without even listening its either the rear tyres droning or you need a wheel bearing replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Without even listening its either the rear tyres droning or you need a wheel bearing replaced
    can you be a genius?? is this a common problem then? is it an easy fix?

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    Try swapping the tyres front to rear and see if that helps. Failing that either a couple of new tyres £xxx or a new wheel bearing (Fronts £60-70 Rears 70-80) and about an hours labour per bearing

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    I would say tyre noise or bearing.

    Bearing on the rear is a complete hub and bolt on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3tchy View Post
    I would say tyre noise or bearing.

    Bearing on the rear is a complete hub and bolt on.
    And so is the front

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    Tyre noise without doubt mate. Mine sounds terrible on some roads,but ok on others.

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    1st thing is to rule out engine / gearbox noise - does it continue if your coasting out of gear ? If so its tyres or wheels.

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    Sounds like mine and mine is tyres best to swap fronts to rears to check it is deffo tyres

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpano View Post
    Tyre noise without doubt mate. Mine sounds terrible on some roads,but ok on others.
    I'd agree... although all i can here is you fidgeting in that clip

    Mine is also stupidly loud, mainly on good smooth roads and even when coasting...

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