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I took my GT ('54 plate JTD) the other day to get the wheels tracked and balanced. Kwikfit noticed one of my wheels (18" multispoke) was bent/buckled so I decided to try and rule out any future issues and replaced all the alloys.

The reason I had gone in was I had noticed a knocking/vibration noise that gets quicker and quicker as the car accelerates, and stays even when the car is out of gear. It's louder as I turn left and quieter as I turn right.

As I've replaced the alloys and I know the tyres are good, i'm presuming this is suspension / roll bar.

Any ideas / suggestions? In liverpool so will probably take to mototech.

Thanks

Nick
 

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my 2.4jtd has vibration from the front drivers side wheel and i know that it is the wheel bearing.
also the cv joint is gone, so would i have to replace the drive shalf and the wheel bearing.
 

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Have you jacked up the rear of the car and spun the wheels by hand? - worn bearings usually drone loudly first. Your description sounds like a damaged/out of round tire. Have you tried swapping tires front to rear to see if the noise changes?
 

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Had a very very similar issue when driving to Italy in the summer.
When I got back I had it on the ramps at the local Alfa indie and the rear nearside was like an egg! A vvery un-round tyre.
I was getting exactly the same type of symptoms as you write.
But if you have changed the wheels then maybe not?

Worth a look as it is a relatively inexpensive fix! My car was all but silent with a decent round tyre on the back!
 

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Sounds like an out of shape rear tyre. Cheap directional tyres seem to go out of shape often on the back of a 147/156/GT..
 

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Sounds like an out of shape rear tyre. Cheap directional tyres seem to go out of shape often on the back of a 147/156/GT..
They're Michelin! The kwik fit guys rebalanced them but i'm gonna take it to mototech.

Think i'm OK to keep driving it in the meantime?
 

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Howdo!!

I seem to have had all the vibrations going from the front end!
Wheel bearing.
Warped discs.
Both drive shafts.
But one that really did my head in as two garages really couldn't put there finger on it (One a specialist) had my wheels balanced no joy.
Finally it was the lower wishbones. They also became worse depending on angle of wheel.
I hope you get it sorted as things like this really begin to drive you up the wall and detract from the car.

All the best Pablo
 

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They're Michelin! The kwik fit guys rebalanced them but i'm gonna take it to mototech.

Think i'm OK to keep driving it in the meantime?
Michelin are decent, however the old Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 (which was symmertrical) were bad for going out of shape on the back, so it isn't just cheap tyres that do it.
 

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Thanks guys,

Turned out to be a wheel bearing.

Mark (Mototech Litherland) sorted it for me - great service.

Now the noise is gone I just need to decide about a remap!
 
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