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    1. Member MarcMiller's Avatar
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      06-11-2011 09:02 PM #1
      yesterday i noticed my car doing this noise and today it sounds a little worse..anyone know what it could be?

      I took it while driving slowly. only way it came out clear.


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      06-11-2011 10:06 PM #2
      I'd check:

      1. wheel bearing
      2. brake dust shield (sometimes they get caught when removing the wheel)

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      06-11-2011 10:20 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      I'd check:

      1. wheel bearing
      2. brake dust shield (sometimes they get caught when removing the wheel)


      i actually replaced that wheel bearing already. if it went bad in 4 months thats horrible. idk how it could be the brake dust shield because i havent taken the wheel off.

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      06-11-2011 11:28 PM #4
      no one else has any idea?

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      06-11-2011 11:39 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      i actually replaced that wheel bearing already. if it went bad in 4 months thats horrible.
      I replaced both of my rear wheel bearings in February and my right rear is bad already...
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      06-12-2011 12:25 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Tattoos View Post
      I replaced both of my rear wheel bearings in February and my right rear is bad already...
      this doesnt sound like the wheels bearing compared to before. this is a loud noise i hear when going slow. the wheel bearing was heard on highways going faster.


      i have no idea what this could be..

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      06-12-2011 12:33 AM #7
      a long time ago i had a strange sound kind of like that in my first b5....something has to be making contact with something else and it sounds like it's speed sensitive...check all spaces around the wheels to see what could be hitting.....i never did find out what my sound was...it went away after a couple of days...take some hard turns left and right and see if the sound changes

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      06-12-2011 12:51 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_A4-B5_ View Post
      a long time ago i had a strange sound kind of like that in my first b5....something has to be making contact with something else and it sounds like it's speed sensitive...check all spaces around the wheels to see what could be hitting.....i never did find out what my sound was...it went away after a couple of days...take some hard turns left and right and see if the sound changes
      my friend who is a mechanic said sounds like the hub backing plate?

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      06-12-2011 06:57 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_A4-B5_ View Post
      a long time ago i had a strange sound kind of like that in my first b5....something has to be making contact with something else and it sounds like it's speed sensitive...check all spaces around the wheels to see what could be hitting.....i never did find out what my sound was...it went away after a couple of days...take some hard turns left and right and see if the sound changes
      dudes going to be in the bushes if he follows that advice. your car is ****ed up so go toss it through some corners to fix it.
      have you bottomed the car out. Or done any awd luanches?
      it deff is metal on metal. can you get the car in the air(jacks and jack stands) to see if it goes away when the weight is unloaded?

      most times to diagnose phantom grinding ill have a friend drive the car slowly in a parking lot. as i slide around and he drags me on a creeper. best way to find general spot of noise.
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    10. 06-12-2011 06:32 PM #10
      Check if anything got stucked around the wheel and brake area... also check the liners of inside the fenders

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      06-12-2011 07:02 PM #11
      Fixed it. My lugs were loose. I guess they wern't torx down.

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      06-12-2011 10:19 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      Fixed it. My lugs were loose. I guess they wern't torx down.
      That was a close one. Good thing you figured it out
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      06-12-2011 10:22 PM #13
      dude same thing happend to me i was like wtf is that got out and all 5 of my lugs were loose on the front right invest in a torque wrench

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      06-16-2011 06:05 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      Fixed it. My lugs were loose. I guess they wern't torx down.
      tell me how that sounds like loose lugs? ive never heard a wheel wobble from loose lugs and sound like it was a 200 year old rocking chair..
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      06-16-2011 07:36 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Jh0104 View Post
      tell me how that sounds like loose lugs? ive never heard a wheel wobble from loose lugs and sound like it was a 200 year old rocking chair..
      Uhh who said it sounded like it. I thought it was my brakes

    16. 06-16-2011 08:52 PM #16
      It happened to me twice and that was the same noise it makes... i dont know why i didnt remembered! haha!

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      06-16-2011 09:15 PM #17
      check for rocks/debris in your dust shields

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      06-16-2011 09:16 PM #18
      never mind.. i hate loose wheels, my lm's almost fell off last year because of that

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