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Hi, have an odd noise coming from the drivers side front wheel, it started a few month's ago and a deep humming noise as I would brake from say 50+. This has now been followed up by a whining/humming noise at appox 40+ which gets a little louder as I brake.
I've only had chance to give the brakes a quick look over and can see no apparent issue's, on doing so I discovered the inner edges of the front tyre's were worn right down, more so on the drivers side. I've sinced replaced the tyre's hoping that was the cause but sadly not :mad:
Can any of you kind soles give me any pointers for what to check before taking the plunge and taking it a garage, I'm not bad with a spanner and have a mechanic friend who will help me out.
The car is a 2.0jdtm if this makes any difference.

Regards Jon
 

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Tyres is a VERY common issue, loads of threads, but get them re-aligned to 0, they are supplied with a super aggressive setting.
As for the hum/whine, bearings?


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Thank you for the replies. I had read about the tyre issue and thought I was getting away with it, sadly not. Shall be visiting my local alfa specialist asap to get the geometry setup.
I was wondering if it was a wheel bearing but the sound is still there while turning. I got another chance to check the brakes over again, well to an extent as the garage have put the wheel nuts on nice and tight and I couldn't remove them! Anyway the brakes don't sound to clever so im thinking the inner disc and or pad is badly worn, the car is on 57k so very well still the original discs. I've ordered replacements and hopefully this will cure the problem.
 

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Thank you for the replies. I had read about the tyre issue and thought I was getting away with it, sadly not. Shall be visiting my local alfa specialist asap to get the geometry setup.
I was wondering if it was a wheel bearing but the sound is still there while turning. I got another chance to check the brakes over again, well to an extent as the garage have put the wheel nuts on nice and tight and I couldn't remove them! Anyway the brakes don't sound to clever so im thinking the inner disc and or pad is badly worn, the car is on 57k so very well still the original discs. I've ordered replacements and hopefully this will cure the problem.
Just had my front discs replaced, 55k original discs, the inner discs were goosed by all accounts and i also have roughly the same noises as you on the nearside front, more pronounced when going arond a right hand bend, it's in on Monday for confirmation of wheel bearing, i would expect it will be your wheel bearing as well as your discs that need doing.
 

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Many thanks for the replies and sorry for the lateness of getting back. Changing the brakes made no difference, they were quite worn so not a wasted job. It's looking like it is the bearing which is fortunately covered by the warranty I took out when I bought the car, I have it booked in to confirm that this is the problem so fingers crossed it will be sorted soon.
 
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