Srprised no one has said just turn the radio up, I do and any noise goes away, if more noises, just turn it up more!
I have an annoying whining noise in my car that emanates from the passenger side - strangely, when I'm driving alone without my wife it disappears........
dwhyte85 (2nd June 2011)
Is it Groundhog Day again today?
She has a 2001 Renault Clio 1.1L petrol and recently, when you go over 20mph, there is a really loud high pitched "screeching" noise coming from the rear right of the car. the faster you go, the louder and higher the sound is. I thought it may be the exhaust but it's on the left.
Having an almost zero knowledge of cars and the mechanical gubbins inside them, I'm unsure what could be causing the noise. My friend said it could be a dud ball bearing? Does anyone else have any ideas what could be up with it?
D'oh, I didn't see the earlier post - I'll go get my coat....
3 mechanics I know said is a wheel bearing. Shouldn't cost more than £30 per wheel to do, but if you get one done, you should get them all done for even wear on them.
I did get a noise like that from a seized brake caliper - cost a fortune to have it all sorted out ;-(
Jack the back of it up and spin the wheel by hand and see if it makes a noise like it's rubbing - like a whir. if it does its bearings. if the brakes are hot at the back it might be that there's a siezed caliper (if it's a disc brake).
oops just read the rest of the thread. If you get brakes replaced, you should replace the brakes on the same axle - so either front or back - but the bearings just replace them as they go. But if the car's got high mileage or been ragged around and a bearings going the chances might be the others arent far off.
A seized brake caliper should be an easy enough fix too, you just have to take it off, whip the pads out (change them if theyre gone from the brake being stuck on - on change on both sides), put another caliper on. Sometimes the pads will of ruined the disc, then you need discs and pads both sides and a new caliper on one, but you're still only looking at a couple of hours labour, it's the parts that are going to cost on that one. And of course bleeding the brakes after the new caliper.
Lots of this stuff is easy enough to do with a socket set and a haynes
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