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    Default Need help, with an odd problem

    Right the car is an 04 GSI.

    I seem to have a strange noise coming from the nearside wheel area (not sure if its front or back wheel though. Now the noise only appears when I back off the throttle and is like a deep drone or knocking noise.

    Nothing appears to be rubbing and when I have my foot on the accelerator the noise isnt there. Im thinking wheel bearing but i'm not sure. It does seem to be getting worse the more I drive,

    So was kind of hoping you guys may be able to help.

    One other bit of info that may or may not be relevant is, I have just a week ago put the original wheels back on after running VXR reps for the last year. However the noise wasnt there when I first put them back on last week.

    Any suggestions welcome, as i'm worried this will get worse if i dont fix it soon

    Thanks in advance.

    Matt

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    Silly question, are the wheel nuts all tight? Had this a couple of times resulting in that type of noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    Silly question, are the wheel nuts all tight? Had this a couple of times resulting in that type of noise.
    Not a silly question at all, as this was what was wrong!

    Cheers Plasma

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    Good call by me then lol, got to a point on mine they were wobbling in the holes!
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    ha i did this the other week after changing drop links and arb bushes. Had exactly same symptoms: droning and juddering when eased off on gas. Glad its not just me gets a bit forgetful sometimes

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