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olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 02:03 PM

M3 wheel bearings
 
I think I need to replace mine!?!? Hear a strange noise coming from front right hub when I am turning left. Nothing when I turn to the right. Car has 71,000 miles on it.. Any input would be great. Also, where is the best place to order these?

Thanks.

:evil:

Cayne23 12-04-2012 02:53 PM

Yea it could b your bearings. Check your brakes too make sure the dust shield isnt rubbing on your rotor. Look at your rotor for any gouges or scrapes on it. Imo

scca_ziptie 12-04-2012 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by olivierE46M3 (Post 14950728)
I think I need to replace mine!?!? Hear a strange noise coming from front right hub when I am turning left. Nothing when I turn to the right. Car has 71,000 miles on it.. Any input would be great. Also, where is the best place to order these?

Thanks.

:evil:

Any feedback in the steering wheel or just the audible noise? Vibration/clunking/pulsing, etc?

olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 03:29 PM

Nothing in steering wheel... Just a light clunk, clunk,clunk that gets louder the more I turn the wheel to the left.

lucky_doggg7 12-04-2012 04:15 PM

If it is indeed the wheel bearing, and if it has degraded enough, there will be play in the bearing. This can be identified by first jacking up the car and next, grasp the tire top and bottom, then try to move the wheel back and forth. If there is any play/movement at all, the worn bearing will indeed need to be pressed out of the kingpin.

Cayne23 12-04-2012 04:37 PM

+1

olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 04:45 PM

Thanks... I'll try it this evening and get back with update.

olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 05:31 PM

Just checked and wheel is nice and tight. No movement that can tell.

scca_ziptie 12-04-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by olivierE46M3 (Post 14951415)
Just checked and wheel is nice and tight. No movement that can tell.

Not a heat shield contacting the rotor on that side by chance?

olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 05:47 PM

I pulled wheel off and turned rotor and no noise... Man!!! I don't want to take it to the shop and get f.cked!!!!!

lucky_doggg7 12-04-2012 06:09 PM

Well, this might sound strange and "out there", some years ago, had a rare '84 ur quattro that that made a noise when I turned only in one direction. It ended up that the reservoir was very low on power steering fluid. After it was topped off, the noise was gone. I know it sounds crazy, but it wouldn't hurt to check your power steering reservoir to make sure it is not low.

As for the noise, go into more detail about it. Is it a scraping noise? Is it a vibration noise? Knocking noise? If you got new wider tires, the inside tread block could now be rubbing against the bodywork. Vibration through the steering wheel at all? The plastic fender well perhaps may have come loose making it so when a left turn is made, the inside tire rubs against the plastic.

olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 06:40 PM

Thanks for input:

1) just checked fluid and reservoir looks half full. Liquid in there looks purple. Outside Cap was loaded with heavy grease/dirt... Does container have to be filled 3/4 or all the way?

2) I did get wider tires but the noise sounds like metal rubbing on metal intermittent only on the right front. Gets louder the more i turn wheel to left.

Cayne23 12-04-2012 07:34 PM

Imo. It sounds like your rotor may b.warped slightly And when.the.warped part comes around and.scrapes on.your dust shield. Any vibration in the steering wheel or pedal when u apply the brakes? fill that res up with fluid btw lol

olivierE46M3 12-04-2012 07:36 PM

Thanks for heads up... no vibration and Rotors are brand new... I will replace with new fluid... Thanks.

Cayne23 12-04-2012 08:11 PM

New rotors just installed? Just a question.... Did u check to c if your wheel was on correctly. Torqed correctly?

olivierE46M3 12-05-2012 09:40 PM

Going in the shop on Monday... :-(


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