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Wheel Bearings I experience high road noise from my 2001Audi A-4 2.8 and have had to replace 3 wheel bearings at 100,000 KM and at 164,160 KM. Has anyone else experienced wheel bearing problems.

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  • schrey Aug 19, 2008

    I have the same problem: A4 2001 with really interesting road noise. i had it looked at by an Audi Professional but he thinks it's the tires as he lifted and tested each wheel for bearing problems and found none. i've had the tires checked numerous times and cannot seem to find a solution. any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • mikethekiwi Sep 20, 2008

    just bought a 2001 audi a4 newer shape fantastic to drive but road noise is a sounds like tyre noise has fairlt wide alloys with newish deep v tread tyres and theres slight vibration after 120km/h surely a car of this class can be that loud on the road?alloys were balanced so what else could cause the vibration...bad luck?!



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Yep - our cars are known for eating wheel bearings (I have a 99 2.8 quattro). I just did my rear left, which was howling, and now that it is quiet, I can hear the rear right going bad. The B5 chassis cars (96-01) are known for wheel bearing, control arm, and cruise control failures almost as much as they're known for fantastic driving and excellent traction in bad weather.

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    Vaughn Travis Feb 04, 2014

    dose the sound resemble a motorcyle directly behind you? I always thought wheel bearing noise was a high sqeal? I guess not on AWD



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