[Vwdiesel] Front end noise

Val Christian val at mongobird.com
Wed Oct 26 11:10:12 EDT 2005

OK, I'm stumped.

GTI, right front end whine.  Car tracks OK.  Load the right end, and the 
whine is there.  Load the left, and the whine goes away.  Told the owner,
I think it'd the bearing.  Brakes, and acceleration had no effect.

Bearing replaced, whine is back.  Looked at wheel, and found that there 
was allot of slop in the bearing.  Bad bearing.

Bad bearing is replaced, new one is tight.  Whine still present.  Accelerate,
brake, no change.  Turn left, it becomes a little more pronounced.  Turn 
right, unloading the right side, and it goes away.  No pulling, no looseness.
CV joints seem free and full range of motion.  Hard turns cause no clicking.

Obviously, I'm inclined to suggest CV joints.  Any thoughts?


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