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    Default Droning noise from front - not bearing

    Hi all. Couple of weeks ago started getting a droning resonance from the front of the car that increased with road speed from about 40-50 mph. Was also occasionally feeling it via a very slight buzzing through the accelerator pedal.

    Car has now done 97k so suspected wheel bearing. Jacked front up and there was some play in driver's side wheel but not passenger side so ordered a new bearing from LMF.

    Got new bearing fitted today but the noise is still there!

    Tyres all have plenty of tread and are wearing evenly. Wheels don't get hot so wouldn't appear to be brake related.

    Tried putting space saver spare on to check it wasn't the wheel but noise was still there and kicked in even earlier at around 30 mph.

    Any ideas please?

    Thanks

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    won't it just be the tyre profile on certain surfaces?

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    Try moving front wheels to back and see if the sound follows to the rear. my Tyres droned at the rear so moved to the front and droning now at the front and I get vibration in steering wheel now, Tyres are only half way into there life so will put up with it for now.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Don't think it's the tyres. On my fourth pair of NCT5s on the front now and never had this before. Current pair have only been on 7k.

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    If the tracking or the camber or tow has been knocked out this will make the tyre wear uneven, might be worth it for 10 mins of your time.

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