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    Default Wheel bearing worn? Noisy front end!

    Posted a week or so back about a repetitive rubbing noise from the front of my vec. Happens continuously, but gets louder when turning right.

    Everything looks fine, nothing seems to be rubbing against the wheel or disc, so beginning to wonder if the nearside bearing is duff...

    Would a worn bearing make more noise during turning? Thought it might as turning right would put lateral pressure on the bearing on the left hand side...

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    It's possible, if there's enough play in the bearing it can, in some circumstances, allow the hub flange to float enough during cornering for the brake disc to rub on the back plate. This could explain the rubbing noise you can hear.

    Have you jacked up the front end and checked for any play at the wheel?

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    Just had the wheel, caliper and disc off on the nearside and couldn't find anything visibly wrong...

    However, when I refitted the wheel and spun it a couple of times, I could hear the rub at one specific point on each rotation.

    Problem has only occured since I did the discs and pads a few weeks ago. Anyone had a warped disc from new before? Wondered if the new one has a fractionally higher section which is touching the pad on every rotation...

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    The brake dust cover is catching your brake disc, bend it out a bit and all should be fine. You might also find some stones/pebbles are caught up behind it. Just had to do mine today on the drivers side for the same reason, now all is fine.

    you have knocked the brake dust cover a bit when you have changed the pads and discs
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    Sadly not the case mate... Had that happen before (actually it's the reason I had to change the disc! It got scored to ******y by the bent shield!)

    Cheers for the idea though!

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    had a vec b that did this turned out to be retaining spring on the callipers was bent out of shape the sound that could be heard was the calliper rubbing against the wheel when turning corners oddly it didn't leave a mark on the wheels or the calliper so there was no sign of it

    have you had pads off prior to the noise?

    a new set of springs was about £7
    making sure the springs squeeze the calliper instead of pushing them open might be worth trying

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    Hmmm, not thought of that...

    By retaining springs, are you talking about the springy clip that you force back over the calliper and outside pad when everything is refitted?

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    yeah sort of like an elongated W shape there easy to distort if they were hard to get out the first time round chances are there bent and with a new disc the callipers are extended as far as they will go, I was shocked how far out my old ones where to the new ones

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    I had a really hard time getting those on and off so I'd be surprised if they were in good shape!

    I'll pick up a new pair, cheers for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Just had the wheel, caliper and disc off on the nearside and couldn't find anything visibly wrong...

    However, when I refitted the wheel and spun it a couple of times, I could hear the rub at one specific point on each rotation.

    Problem has only occured since I did the discs and pads a few weeks ago. Anyone had a warped disc from new before? Wondered if the new one has a fractionally higher section which is touching the pad on every rotation...
    should have read closer I would have answered my own question

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