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A grinding noise 47-53 mph on slight climb appearing to come from o/side wheel or drie shaft.The brake pads are good. This is on a 2001 xk8 Jaguar and only occurs at the mentioned speed and not when cornering.

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Check the Wheel Bearing and the hubs as those models having common problem on the Wheel bearings as well as the Bearing carrier. Try to investigate ASAP as the Carrier might get broken and will give you big damage.

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    if you think it's not the wheel bearings then you inspect your Diff's or the propeller shafts or the Center bearing (propeller shaft Carrier).

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Hi there,
i was wondering if you'd resolved this issue? i'm experiencing exactly the same symptoms on my 1998 XK8.
have had it looked at a couple of times but been told its tyres.
it doesnt feel/sound like tyres!..
thanks
Bob

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Id say maybe its your u-joints

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