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Noticeable increase in road noise from my near side front - I suspect wheel bearing. Anything else to consider?

I have tried loading up that wheel on a corner or roundabout but no increase in noise so guessing it is at very early stage of deterioration, if it is indeed the wheel bearing. Will get a bit quieter after a while - I assume this is due to heat, or am I getting used to it!?

Shop4parts are £66.05 including VAT and delivery. Will check with local motor factors also.
 

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Sometimes the outer track of the bearings start to pit due to the hardening process breaking down,giving rise to noise, but not necessarily with much play evident. That 'bout right chaps?
 

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Check tyre pressures if you have F1s - they sound like a knackered wheel bearing when the pressure is low :D ;)
 

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Uniroyal Rainsports, pressure Ok. BUT had F1s previously and did note that.
 

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Remember to factor a new drive shaft nut into the cost. Kit from Alfashop about £66 inc VAT and delivery. Kit includes nut and new screws for bearing flange.
 

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Had my specialist have a listen last week - He confirmed wheel bearing but no real play. He stated that they can be noisy for a while before they become an issue.

Wis doin ma heid in - So got it sorted today - much better now . I got the hub nut as well (specialist was impressed when I mentioned this - Cheers Ken;)), mechanic used it but not really required (although he said that this is first for a while that he did not have to drill off) - He said that bearing was really stubborn to come out, had to use a grinder on the flange! Glad I left it to him!

Just shy of £140 all in (for a bearing replacement!!) but worth it - Nice peaceful drive again, Aaaaaaaah:)
 
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