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iludez

Wheel bearings!

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I don't have a 32mm socket lol, noise has quitened down alot. I took it out and hit the brakes hard a few times and seemed to do something I'm wondering if the pad is sticking against the rotor at the back?

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One of my rears is noisy too. Rumbles and increases with speed but it has no play what so ever. And its 100% not diff or gearbox noise as they have been changed and the noise still remains. Seems common on these cars to be noisy and not actually move though. 

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One of my rears is noisy too. Rumbles and increases with speed but it has no play what so ever. And its 100% not diff or gearbox noise as they have been changed and the noise still remains. Seems common on these cars to be noisy and not actually move though. 
Mine is a heavy whine sound, but it definitely does have some tumbling too

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For what it's worth, on my V7 the bearing was so shagged that it destroyed the stub bit and it still had no play.

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For what it's worth, on my V7 the bearing was so shagged that it destroyed the stub bit and it still had no play.
I'm fairly certain that's what it is, have ordered a set through a guy I know and he's going to do both sides for me.

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It's 100% left front wheel, so can only be a bearing then? Have ordered regardless

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28 minutes ago, iludez said:

It's 100% left front wheel, so can only be a bearing then? Have ordered regardless

 

squeaking probably the bearing... but if it's very bad then the hub could be shagged... and boon said even the axle stub.

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squeaking probably the bearing... but if it's very bad then the hub could be shagged... and boon said even the axle stub.
Is that a big job if it's the hub?

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21 minutes ago, iludez said:
39 minutes ago, Loren said:
 
squeaking probably the bearing... but if it's very bad then the hub could be shagged... and boon said even the axle stub.

Is that a big job if it's the hub?

 

Not really, but the issue is that if you pull the wheel and bearing off and the hub is stuffed then you can't put the wheel back on.

 

So you have a 3-wheeled car stuck wherever it is until you can get your hands on a hub/stub. Subaru NZ knows this, and the parts are eleventy billion dollars.

 

 

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Just chatted with subaru specialists here and they said it's 100% either the brake pad is gone or the bearing so that's good

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Been taken into the workshop to have it looked at, drove with the guy and he said it sounded like brakes for a second but because it's 100% wheel speed dependent he's thinking it's front diff. Will see once hey out on hoist and use stethoscope. Conflicting advice from Subaru specialists who couldn't look at it till next week though

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Shop said they think it's a bearing in the gearbox. Couldn't tell me at all where or what it would be and said they just heard where it came from. Not convinced to be honest

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Just checked fluid, I did ask them to confirm fluid levels. I've been super busy at work so just haven't had a chance to do S***, and low and behold it's on L, not even close to the middle or near full....

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So had this into another shop, this time they told me they could not locate any noise in the gearbox or diff. He said he thinks it is still a wheel bearing issue or brake rotor. He didn't want to pull hub off in case it was rooted and I was stuck.

So it's still not completely diagnosed and noise has gotten quieter if anything.

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Recently on my V7 I had really bad left front bearing noise, started off with just a slight noise when turning hard right (I think it was right) then randomly became really loud one day. Had no play when I shook the wheel but the wheel bearing had seized (probably because someone put in a repco bearing.) so I had to replace the hub too. I wouldn't mind betting since yours has done that many kms it could already have a replacement which could have been a repco (or similar) one which in my experience didn't last long considering it has been through the factory bearing and repco one in only 160000kms.

I Just took off axle nut, unbolted strut, rack end, control arm and took the whole thing to a mechanic to press out the old bearing and put new one in, or on new hub if necessary. Save the mechanic a lot of time and yourself $$

Does it make the noise all of the time? Is it louder when turning right hand corners? Does it get quieter when turning slightly left?

 

Hope that helps

 

Edit: mine got quieter for no reason too. It was also louder in the morning... no idea why lol.

This was my post here.

 

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Hmmm cheers for that mate, yeah it makes noise all the time and I've noticed it's louder in the mornings too. Can't say I've noticed a difference when turning to be honest I should check that out, we don't have much corners here lol

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5 minutes ago, iludez said:

Hmmm cheers for that mate, yeah it makes noise all the time and I've noticed it's louder in the mornings too. Can't say I've noticed a difference when turning to be honest I should check that out, we don't have much corners here lol

When I turned left even just like a small amount at normal speeds it makes it a lot quieter but if I turned right even a little it would get louder.

Mine was so loud it was embarrassing when driving, especially around carparks or highly populated areas xD

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Mine really only makes an audible noise over 40kms, then it's quieter at 100 and is most noticeable at 80

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