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MY CAR IS MAKING A WHIRLING NOISE ON THE LEFT SIDE IT STOPS WHEN USING THE BREAKS OR TURNING THE WHEEL.

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Hi this may be a dry / worn / loose wheel bearing (no grease). gerry

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • drichards523 Sep 08, 2010

    THANK YOU I THOUGHT THAT HE ADD GREASE TO THE WHEEL BEARING IF HE DID DOES THIS MEAN WE NEED A NEW ONE.

  • gerald white Sep 08, 2010

    hi, it may need to be tighten posibly (approx 40 pound foot) check manual for info. somtimes the grease hold back and needs to be retighten after approx 60 mile for grease to setle. gerry

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