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Hi All,
Has any one had experience with wheel bearing noise or anything else that would cause similar noise. I have just had an MOT & service at the dealer where I bought my 2012 2.2 DTEC ES and I asked them to pay particular attention to the wheel bearing as I could hear a "droning" / "rubbing" noise. I pointed this out to the Salesman after the test drive but he assured me that, although he had not had any problems with wheel bearings, if there was a problem it would be picked up during the pre-delivery inspection. My car has done just short of 60K miles, front pads were replaced in Jan (this was also a claim of the Salesman that they may be making a noise because the car had been laid up for a while.)

The response from the service staff after the MOT/Service was that it was rear wheel Tyre noise but IMHO it is too low a note to be attributed to tyre noise. As you can tell, I'm not a Mechanic or even THAT mechanically minded but I've driven quite a few cars in my 30 years driving experience. I once drove a works vehicle that made a similar but louder noise, which turned out to be drive shaft!

Any one got any ideas?:grin2:
 

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Jack that wheel up and check for any play in the X and Y axis and spin the wheel and listen for a rumble.

If it is wheel bearing, you should hear it. Brakes catching can give a similar sound, but you should be able to tell the difference when the wheel is jacked up.
 

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It could be that the rear tyres have feathered. This is where every other year wears a little more than the one in between odd even odd even. That makes a lot of noise. It happens if the rear tyres have done a lot of miles. That's why places will swap the rear tyres to the front when the fronts are replaced. The front tyres don't feather because they are doing the steering.

But first Jack up and check wheel bearing as above.

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