recently developed a whistling on the offside front wheel

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dave, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hello, recently developed a whistling on the offside front wheel, only after
    10 of so minutes of driving and only when going straight or to the right.

    Any pointers as to what this could be, it's been a while since I got my
    hands dirty on a car, in fact a Vauxhall Chevette about 10 years ago so I'm
    a bit out of practice!


    Astra 1.8 Sport
    Dave, Jul 7, 2004
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  2. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Anybody got any pointers on this?

    Dave, Jul 9, 2004
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  3. Dave

    Guest Guest

    Wheel bearing?
    Guest, Jul 9, 2004
  4. Dave

    Vin Guest

    No one seems to have offered any suggestions so I'll pop one in.

    Could it be one of the pad wear indicators? Little springy bit of metal
    that rubs against the disc. Never actually heard one so I do not know what
    they actually sound like in action. If only just contacting then not
    sounding when going left could be due to different loading on the suspension
    and the 10 min delay could be brake heat related.

    Maybe not but an easy and free thing to check.

    Vin, Jul 9, 2004
  5. Dave

    Dave Guest

    The noise went the next day, done 500 miles since and it has been
    fine. Some grit caught somewhere perhaps?

    Over the weekend the engine light on the dash came on, the one that
    signifies the computer has problems, but that also went the next
    day... all very strange..
    Dave, Jul 13, 2004
  6. Dave

    Vin Guest

    Don't knock it. I just love problems that go away of their own accord
    without costing me anything. Only trouble is they leave you with the nagging
    worry that they will come back and bite you at the most inconvenient time
    and place.

    Hope yours don't.

    Vin, Jul 13, 2004
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