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hanban8
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Jan 13, 2013, 3:55 PM

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I have a vauxhall corsa 2006 (06) 1.2 engine with 50000 on the clock. It went for a service where the garage changed front tyres to back. As soon as i picked it up from garage it was making loud whirring noise when at 15mph and above, could feel the noise in the pedals. Garage then took it in and fixed two broken wheel bearings (£400). Picked it up and its still whirring although now quieter.

Any ideas? Should i take back to garage, anythig to be worried about

Thanks


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 13, 2013, 4:15 PM

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Tyres can make almost exact wheel bearing type noises. Wheel bearing along should be silent. You may have a combination problem or something else contributing but from reading your post I think tyres need careful scrutiny. Not all problems with them can be seen or felt. A bit rare but some are plain lousy designs and subject to be noisier or noisy earlier in their life. You can feel this in pedals inside so I'd default to checking it out.

Many plain tyre noises are obnoxious and not harmful and a pro needs to determine that. You are complaining so I suggest finding out for sure which will take hands witnessing by someone who can tell the difference of what is or isn't normal or could be unsafe,

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Jan 13, 2013, 4:18 PM

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If a tire developes a cupping or choppy wear pattern, it can make a noise very similar to a beaing noise........Take a good look at the tread on your tires...


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Jan 13, 2013, 5:03 PM

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Yep, the cupped tires were on the rear and quiet because there is no weight back there. Now they are supporting the engine which brings out the noise however being on the front will eventually correct the problem so if you live with it fore a while, it should get quieter.



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Jan 13, 2013, 5:10 PM

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Yep, the cupped tires were on the rear and quiet because there is no weight back there. Now they are supporting the engine which brings out the noise however being on the front will eventually correct the problem so if you live with it fore a while, it should get quieter.


5 or 6 years ago I probably would've debated with you on that on that point.......not today........Cool


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Jan 13, 2013, 5:11 PM

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I've been fixing them that way for 15 years.



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Jan 13, 2013, 5:16 PM

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Yea that's why I don't put stuff in stone.....
In any suspension training I've been in it was alway brought up that whenever a tire developes a wear pattern...it's there for life.....and I still believe this to be true with uneven alignment wear but thought it to be true with cupping & chopping wear pattern as well, but found out recently that the cupping & chopping can straighten itself out......but the uneven alignment wear is a life thing.....


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Jan 13, 2013, 5:20 PM

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I agree with you to a point. You can't erase shoulder wear on one side but if you have slight edge wear on both side, being on the back of a RWD will flatten them out.



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Jan 13, 2013, 6:55 PM

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On correcting tire wear issues: I find and have corrected the uniform "saw toothing" by cross rotating on tires and vehicles that would allow that. Sounded worse till the leading edge making noise got a bit of wear and some evened out for rest of life. That cupping thing is a different bird. Some tires just plain suk and do that and can pick one inner row of tread. Backs or FWDs are much more likely.

A lot more engineering goes into tires than people realize. Some is to cut corners to put a product out cheap enough to sell and each brand can have good and bad but it depends also on what customer wants and what is right for a particular vehicle.

Very part time but worked tires for 35 years now. Was part of the second huge Firestone recall still do my own at other's shops never having room for the best of machines - T






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