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  1. Hi there, I need help with a very loud and distressing wheel speed noise. It's there wether in gear or not, only with the wheels turning. Clutching has no effect on it. It sounds, as far as I can tell (and a couple of different passengers) to be coming from the front passenger side wheel, with some vibration noticeable through the foot well. I've had the front up and listened with a Dowell while the wheels are driving, and the gearbox and drivers side knuckle make a kind of sshsshssh noise which I would associate with dry or very slightly worn bearings. While the passenger side knuckle makes a crunchy clunkey noise. Thing is that I've now changed the p side bearing twice, and the knuckle (I scragged the original) and drive shaft with no definite change. having done the bearing both times found the hub nut not tightened all the way after a few miles, despite Having wound the Bearing in with a puller and torqued up the nut. Car is 2001, 115k and the noise was audible but mild 10k ago and now is incredibly insistent. I need Help as I'm about to drive from Somerset to Wales, towing 700k, and don't want a failure on route. Or a catastrophic gearbox failure. And would love to take it to 200+k I guess I'm asking what it might be, or what I did wrong fitting the bearings to cause them to fail prematurely (10's or hundreds of miles) fag bearings All help greatly appreciated, any questions just ask. I could make a recording but when I have the exhaust shielding rattle and console squeak largely drowns it out. Thanking you kindly, Joshhert
  2. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Thanks for the contacts and advice, mart have me a good estimate for the recon. Are all arosa's 085 boxes? What's the right price for a recon box, 500? I'm thinking I might swap mine out and then recon at my leisure
  3. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Does anyone know a good transmissions place? Preferably Wales our southwest England? Hoping for 500 for gearbox recon refit and new clutch
  4. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Thanks mk2, I was coming to that conclusion, and its great to have informed 2nd and 3rd opinions. Also having done more than two hundred miles since the Noise became very distressing, and much more Than 2000 since I first noticed it, i agree that it would be unwise to push it
  5. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    So I did the tests, both cv joints greasy and in good condition. The flanges they bolt onto had no roughness or slop, hard to turn by hand initially but once turning feel easy and smooth. When driving (hand brake on) in first with one shaft off, no strong noise. In neutral the flange was driving? I guess the force being transferred by box oil? But easily stopped by hand. Being that it's quiet driving straight, but now equally loud turning at all either way, my guess is pinion bearing/s? Just a small note, but avoid j&r driveshaft bolts, not only are they allen bolts, but they are too long for the passenger side, and would foul on the gear box housing a few turns before being home
  6. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Also thank you all for your awesome advice, and incredibly speedy responses. I'm fairly handy but going through a very sharp diagnosis learning curve, which should do me good for the rest of my driving life
  7. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Excellent advice, I'll do the test over the next couple of days. Suitable grease for cv? I recognise that about the bolts, more wondering if there were compatible bolts off another vehicle
  8. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Also I need to replace the driveshaft bolts. Are there any standard hex ones that will work? Or allen not bihex? Not a fan
  9. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Cheers sausage, great advice. So remove and Check leaking driveshaft, test, repeat for other side?
  10. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    What grease can i use? I only have lithium atm. Just been for the first proper drive, up to 60mph for 23 miles. The weird thing is that before I had clearly identified the noise as disappearing when turning left, now it is completely smooth when going straight, loud when turning right and LOUDEST turning left. Definite noise change after top up If it were output or diff could turning affect it? Right hand boot intact, and externally dry, left hand drive shaft replaced 100 miles ago, grease leak only little, under 20ml, and after drive now nearby components not splattered So either not leaking or all grease lost I'm in street, in Somerset
  11. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Also there grease leak is from the metal plate at the gearbox end the bolts go through, seems to be slightly skew so I'll re-visit that
  12. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    So did a few tests and it seems almost exactly like this: On 25/12/2011 at 11:01 PM, grazo22 said:I had a bearing noise from my gearbox about 5000 miles ago and it had progressively getting worse however all gears still engaged fine. They were noisy when coming off the throttle though. when it suddenly went, it was a long drive home and apparently i just stopped in time because when the main shaft was taken from the casing the bearing fell apart." So mine isn't noisy coming off throttle whilst driving, but with a wheel up, and abruptly coming off throttle there's a definite clatter. Listening with Dowell to driveshaft, knuckle and gearbox casing there is more noise by gearbox in fact. checked gearbox oil and it was 3/4" below the full plug. Topped up and seems to be quieter. Obvious slow weeping from selector seal. I seem to remember reading someone had a similar problem, noise, no gear difficulty, topped up and went silent but failed shortly after. Since topping up mine seems to be quite quiet driving straight and much louder cornering either way. Marked the wheel, did slow circles in a parking lot with the help of a friend. Noise seems to be about 4 times to every 3 wheel revs. Any suggestions? How big a pain is it to remove gearbox, replace output bearings, selector seal, replace clutch and refit? Also does anyone know of a good transmissions place that could do those jobs for 400-500? Any input greatly appreciated Thanks
  13. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    Cheers for the excellent advice, I definitely won't rule out the treats exchange, but this time I want to do it myself so I'm really clear on whats gone wrong. I'll do the checks, already done the backplate and wheel bolts, and the 6 12 wiggle. any safe way to disconnect only the splined driveshaft end to test jacked up and running? I don't want to take it off the gear box as it will spray the leftover grease. Also more of a pain to remove. I'll also remove pads and run jacked up to eliminate that. Cheers guys, I'll keep you posted!
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    Hi guys, amazing site, I've been gleaning your knowledge from a distance for many years and want to be more actively involved. Love self maintenance, and all about community support, diy, and shared knowledge. I love the things I own and use to be good enough, durable and easy to understand and work on. Always want to learn more. Diy mechanic, still driving my arosa sdi since I passed my test in 2010
  16. Help arosa sdi (wheel bearing) noise

    I used a big bolt based puller. Good to know that little distance loose will do it. Hoping it's that. Any tips on pressing on races during re-fit? I understand that you press on outer race into knuckle, and press against inner race when fitting hub?
  17. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Thanks guys! All done for now and problem solved. Replaced the top mount bushes and bearings with powerflex blacks, wishbone rear bushes with psb's, swapped the ball joints over and replaced a boot, replaced a track rod end and adjusted camber and tracking. (Not mentioning ****ing around with replacing a wheel bearing badly and ending up having to replace the nuckle and hub) In short: worn top mount bushes and bearings along with wishbone rear bush and wrong way round lower ball joints for my fourteens, compounded by tracking and camber adjustments causing a lot of dodginess. Thanks, rich and lr5v for your excellent advise, and mk2 for his very direct post on sdi camber! Next time I'll make my own thread rather than hijacking someone else's! Joshhert
  18. Amazingly helpful! Just used it after doing top mount bushes and bearings. Is this posted in the how to section?
  19. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Cheers, great advise and very concise. Struggling now with a bearing, track rod end, and then getting lower ball joints.
  20. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Just got the nuts off the top of the dampers. Bit of a ****er. Spent an hour making up the equipment and an hour punching the top edge of the wing and trying to crush my finger off between a big spanner and the metal spring clip in the air intake. Seems like every possible fixing on this car is untouched and seized. Is there anything I shouldn't grease so next times less of a mare?
  21. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Any good brands for ball joints?
  22. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Wicked good, cheers guys! I'll let you know how it goes, will do the checks and get some top mounts on the way! May just do both ball joints as certainly haven't been done since new
  23. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    While I'm at it is anything else relevant? Should I replace the track rod end and lower ball joint? Planning to do the top mounts then get the tracking done.
  24. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    Any easy way to check for wear? If your confident I'll just go ahead and do it. The car has after market 14's but I don't know if it was factory. I've had it since 08 with the same rims and tyre size and never noticed this. Maybe excess inside wear and very slight right hand lock tuck Any chance ball joints are relevant? I very much appreciate your sage counsel
  25. what would you replace? (lupo GTi)

    So I got the psb's on and it seems there are slightly more vibes at idle, but hard to say, and if so not enough to be distressing. I have a more urgent issue that I need help with. Having replaced both wishbone rear bushes, the fault, far from being gone, is now more present, and the same both sides, rather than just passenger side. 1: driving forward, after turning the steering wheel between half a turn to a turn either way, it's pulled (pushed?) All the way to lock. 2: when turning, initially occuring only near lock now after less than a rotation of the steering wheel, the outer wheel repeatedly slips inwards. 3: going over metal manhole covers the car slips towards the wheel on the cover. 4: excessive wear on the inside edge of front tyres. Any help gratefully recieved. Could this just need the swapping of the wishbone ball joint L for R and R for L that you mentioned rich?