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Rotary noise from front wheels-wheel bearing?

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk5 (2008-2017)' started by Jamesenty, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Jamesenty

    Jamesenty Active Member

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    Got a noise coming from the front wheels in the best way I can describe is like a helicopter! The noise get faster and louder with speed and is more dominant when I’m turning a corner (turning onto motorway slips roads are the worst as I’m at speed and turning). There is no vibration just the noise, could this be a wheel bearing or is it something else?


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  2. BJM

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    A humming noise would indicate a wheel bearing. Although it could also just be a characteristic of a worn tyre. A clicking noise, especially when turning can be indicative of a worn CV joint.


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  3. Jamesenty

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    It’s not a clicking noise, it’s definitely a humming that occurs with each rotation of the front wheels, I know that my tracking was out and it’s just been sorting so my front tyres are a bit unevenly worn, could that cause the noise?


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  4. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    How old is your motor and what mileage ?

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  5. Jamesenty

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    Almost 4 years old, 48k miles


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  6. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    My mark 5 Ibiza 1.2 fr TSI 14 plate is 4 yes old next may. Got 37,500 on clock at the moment.
    Getting worried now.

    Andy
     
  7. hellooo

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    My Ibizas have both done it. Caused by tyres becoming stepped on inside. Is common on cars with the MQB platform. Remember Whatcar had a Golf on long term test which needed new tyres as a result. Replacing rears shortly as was an advisory at first mot. Roar is noticeable at between 30 and 45 mph.
     
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    Strange, my daughter has owned, from new, an Ibiza SC since November 2009 it has 215/40 17 wheels/tyres and has never suffered from abnormal tyre wear, in fact at its MOT this year, I had been waiting for all seasons tyres to arrive so it still had its old but legal tyres on it, which caused the tester to issue advisories on all 4 tyres though that was due to them almost at the minimum tread depth, well just less than 3mm across each one.
     
  9. dm222

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    Same here but with different tyres, no abnormal wear.

    Tyres were getting to the 1.6mm mark when I replaced them and the same on both sides.

    More wear on the sides, not much, than in the middle though, but thats because I used SEAT specs for tyre pressure, they recommend for confort, now I use more 0.3 bar than spec.

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  10. Jamesenty

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    Just to let everyone know it was a wheel bearing as I suspected, all sorted now, surprising how quiet my car seems now with that noise gone!


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  11. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    Glad you found out what the problem was.

    Andy
     
  12. adamb87

    adamb87 cupra gone :(

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    did you sort it out yourself? or did you take it to a garage? think i have a front bearing on the way out. Annoying considering its only done a tad shy of 40k miles.
     
  13. Jamesenty

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    I wanted to do it myself but didn’t have the equipment for it as the bearing has got to be pressed into the hub so I had a garage do it for me


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  14. adamb87

    adamb87 cupra gone :(

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    ok. just realised our car is still in warranty by around 8 days so its booked in for wednesday to see what they say :)
     
  15. adamb87

    adamb87 cupra gone :(

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    Turnes out mine was tyres
     
  16. dm222

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    Could this cause brake alike sound?
     

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