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Strange noise from front wheel area?

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Jul 28, 2010
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Strange noise from front wheel area?

Noise coming from drivers front wheel area. When going 10 km an hour slowly, it almost sounds like a crackling/springy noise. When going 40+, sounds like something like a rock is caught in the wheel.

When braking, the noise stops. When accelerating, the noise stops. Only seems to make the noise while cruising.

Any ideas on what it could be?
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Wheel bearing is shot.
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As far as I know, wheel bearing being shot won't usually make a sound at such a low speed. And the sound seems totally different.

Could still be a wheel bearing, but I have my doubts.
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Your pad could be loose in the caliper and rattling. When you step on the bra=ke it is pushed against the rotor and the noise stops.
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Thank you. I will check that this afternoon.
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Chadrax wrote: Thank you. I will check that this afternoon.
check ur lugnuts too..and look for cracks in your cv boot..slim chance that the cv joint is going too
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Get it checked by a mechanic. Could be anything from breaks, ball joint, hub, etc
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Went to look if it was the caliper, turns out whoever worked on the car last only hand tightened the lug nuts.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Chadrax wrote: Went to look if it was the caliper, turns out whoever worked on the car last only hand tightened the lug nuts.

Thanks for everyone's help.
Loose wheel nuts and you did not have wheel vibrations?
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Chadrax wrote: Strange enough, no.
Lucky for you. It could have been a very dangerous situation. Glad it is resolved.

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