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    As above peeps. The car developed a ticking from the nearside wheel assembly on the way to work. The ticking obviously gets faster with speed, but occasionally disappeared blow 30mph.

    It's not loud, just annoying; but the worrying thing is the car is pulling to the left as well.

    I had the wheel off when I got to work, but couldn't see anything obvious. Any ideas before I visit the dealer.

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    Could be a screw or nail in the tyre giving a slow puncture Alex that would explain the pulling to the left as well !!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    i've had this happen to me, not the pulling to one side mind you and the culprit is usually a stone stuck in the tread.

    have been doing any off roading recently Alex?

    but if you've taken the wheel off and couldn't see anything then it can't be a stone, nail or screw.

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    I was hoping it was as simple as something in the tyre, but I can't see anything. I spun the hub with the wheel off to see if anything jumped out at me (not literally), but nothing.

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    CV joint? Does it get worse the more you turn the wheel?

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    if it's now pulling.. could be binding CV joint...does the wheel spin as free as normal?? pads not binding??..also, 'ticking'..is the CV gaiters band clip securely in place, not unusual for them to break and rattle round the shaft by the CV..

    Wheel off time Alex..

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    Before I left work last night I had the wheel off again to have another look. I still couldn't see anything either in the tyre or on the brakes. I spun the hub again but nothing. I put the wheel back on a drove to the nearest garage to check the pressure (the ticking was still present).

    Would you adam and ave it, the pressure in the tyre was 17psi!!! Now, I checked these on Saturday and topped them both up to 35psi, so slow puncture I thought. As I drove out of the garage and proceeded home low and behold no ticking. Ferking weird I thought.

    Before going to work this morning I pulled into the same garage I used last night and both front tyres were still at 35psi. I'm confused????

    If I had a slow puncture the pressure should now be low again right. And also were did the bleeding ticking come from, because there's nothing in the tyre.

    I shall be keeping a close eye on the pressure!!!

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    Have you tried swapping the frons and rear to see if the tickin "moves"?

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    Aja, My Experience With Low Tyres Is That Part Of The Side Wall Is Now In Contact With The Road And You Can Hear More Noise Through The Tyre As This Part Is Less Solid Acoustically Than The Tread Part Of The Tyre Hence The Noise But From Exactly What I Have No Idea, Maybe The Section Where The Name Is Which Is Thicker And Is Heard At Each Revolution ? I Could Also Be Talking . . . .

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