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    Ok guys ive had my veccy CDTI SRI 150 for a couple of weeks now and ive noticed a rumble on the drivers side back wheel area at about 40-50 MPH?? It really sounds like a wheel bearing noise hummin? Any ideas? I noticed a certain recall about a possible wheel bearing/hub??

    Might be wrong?

    Any comments anybody??

    Mark

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    Strange coincidence! I've got the same car, same age, same noise.
    I put it down to the incredibly noisy Bridgestone tyres and lack of sound insulation due to the fuel filler pipe and the storage compartment in the boot but the same thought did occur to me about the wheel bearing and now I've started to worry...

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    check out the tyres cos the two noises sound exactly the same just look for any flat spots or any odd wear on the tyre also spin it to see if its rolling true

    sounds a bit strange aswell but if u use a length of pipe (hose pipe works well ) as a stethescope u can pin point if it is the wheel bearing by spinning the wheel with the car jacked up and put one end of the pipe in the middle of the wheel and the other to an ear if it is the wheel bearing u will hear it clearer throu the pipe if you cant hear it chances are its the tyre


    hope thats of some help

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    I had this. My tyres' carcasses were somewhat, errr, "secondhand." They were like thrupenny bits, only with more sides! Check the tyres over by running your hands around their rolling surfaces.

    New tyres sorted mine out.

    Paul

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    Try the front tyres on the back , see if the noise moves it should pin point the tyres, I can't see it being the bearings as she sailed through the MOT !

    PS, did my 30LTs of cleaning product get sent , I'm running low on Brite Wheels

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    noisey wheel bearings can still pass the mot, to fial they have to have excesive movement in them. best thing is to do front to rears and try that if it goes you now its the tyres if not it will be yhe bearings good luck buddy

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    Surely if it was a bearing VX doing the MOT would have given it an advisory warning for safety to say they had problems ?

    I've never had one go so can't answer that myself ?

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    no play in the bearing and no 'gravelly feel' as the wheel is spun, and the bearing will pass the MOT.. they have to be REALLY bad to get to that state thou.. they'll whine for ages before then....

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    yes they would advise it only if its got play in it put for noise you cant spin the wheel that fast to get any rummble from it thats why it had past, and they are not aloud to road test it neather

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    a good system then .

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