User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Vibration/droning when turning right...

  1. #1
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    confused Vibration/droning when turning right...

    ...above about 5 mph. Fine when turning wheels stationary, but above just a small speed there's a harsh vibration and droning coming from the front left wheel. It only happens when turning right, and as soon as the wheels are straightened it vanishes.

    I had them both off this morning, and could see nothing obvious.

    After a quick search on here, I'm thinking probably the CV joint, but possibly (to a lesser extent) the top strut bearings. The fact it only happens when I turn right would edge me toward the CV though...

    Car was MoT'd a couple of weeks ago with no advisories, but I appreciate this doesn't necessarily mean anything...

    Your thoughts people...?

  2. #2
    VIP-Member Caveman_nige's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South Coast
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum & Insignia

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : POS derv

    Year : 2014

    Default

    i would be leaning towards it being the cv mate...

  3. #3
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Cheers Nige. Other options coming up on DuckDuckGo include the wheels bearing, but as it's fine in a straight line I would need a lot of convincing.

    Just for additional info - it's a 57 plate 1.9 150 with 110K miles and 4 new Neuton NT5000's fitted in August...

  4. #4
    Regular Member gtr1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Carmarthen
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia

    Trim : Sri

    Engine : 140 Ecoflex S/S

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Possible early sign of hub bearing failure. As the car turns, the bearing is subject to side loads, hence you don't here it in a straight line until it gets really, really bad.

    With modern bearing design, you can't feel for play as you could years ago, so noise is your only friend lol.

  5. #5
    Regular Member jonnybravo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    barnsley,yorkshire,GB
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Signum


    Engine : 20 Dti


    Default

    ...

  6. #6
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1000 View Post
    Possible early sign of hub bearing failure. As the car turns, the bearing is subject to side loads, hence you don't here it in a straight line until it gets really, really bad.

    With modern bearing design, you can't feel for play as you could years ago, so noise is your only friend lol.
    Makes sense mate - anyone got a price for a recently changed hub? Not the sort of job if want to get halfway trough and realise I didn't have a tool for it...

  7. #7
    Regular Member mattolly86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    im sorry i have to disagree, jack up wheel and feel for play, if u cant feel any id say its cv joint 100%. obvious signs for cv joints are usually split boot or its puped off hub

  8. #8
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mattolly86 View Post
    im sorry i have to disagree, jack up wheel and feel for play, if u cant feel any id say its cv joint 100%. obvious signs for cv joints are usually split boot or its puped off hub
    Had the wheels off and checked with nothing obvious found, and it was mot'd a couple of weeks ago with no advisories. As its only doing it when there's a load put on it the bearing would make more sense I think. boots are all fine and if it was a problem with the joint wouldn't it be showing all the time...?

  9. #9
    Regular Member mattolly86's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    no pal, with out seeing it i cant be sure, but i wud defo be looking at cv joiint rather than bearing

  10. #10
    Regular Member Penfold101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Combination of Preston and Oxfordshire...
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mattolly86 View Post
    no pal, with out seeing it i cant be sure, but i wud defo be looking at cv joiint rather than bearing
    Yeah I appreciate any problem is impossible to diagnose over the internet - I'll be putting it into the garage anyway to get fixed but at least if they come back with something totally unrelated I'll have some ammunition.

    I'm no stranger to fixing my car but some things are best left to people with the proper tools etc...

    Cheers guys

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Droning sound
    By vectrasri-j in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 3rd November 2011, 15:51
  2. Droning noise
    By HHH in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 18th June 2010, 20:36
  3. droning
    By tugger434 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6th June 2010, 00:23
  4. droning from the front end....
    By markvec in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 22nd March 2009, 21:44
  5. Vibration when starting/turning off
    By sy_uk in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd November 2008, 20:28

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •