Strange noise in GQ front end

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 22:44
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Hi all
I have an intermittant noise coming from the front right wheel area . This noise is similar to metal to metal brakes but more like rubber to rubber (this is the only way to explain it) it happens mostly when coming to a stop aprox 20kph and then continues up to about 60kph but seems to go away when turning right . The noise when moving very slow Ie: in the garage at home sounds like th tyre is flat but that was the first thing i checked . I have checked the brake pads and disc guard but they are fine and there is nothing stuck between the disc and guard .there is also no oil leaks at all.
Could someone please shed som light

Thanks
Steve
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 01:30

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 01:30
Stuffed or loose wheel bearing?

Is the right F W Hub locked in, but not the other?
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:34

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:34
I had (what sounds like) a similar thing recently and my mechanic found I had a buggered engine mount...... maybe check yours.......

Let us know in any case when you find......

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: steve+h - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:58

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 19:58
The noise is definatly in the hub area . But I just drove it around for an hour and it did not do it. The hub/bearing area is not getting very hot which i would suspect would happen if it was a bearing. Anyhow its of to th mechanic tomorrow
Thanks for your input

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:14

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:14
No worries Steve.... still let me know what you find.....

Cheers
Brian
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Follow Up By: steve+h - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:21

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:21
I have just moved to the gold coast from NSW can you recomend a good mechanic . I am at pacific pines. Also wheres agood Butcher

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:35

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:35
Yeah Mate..... Sean Calcino at SEQ 4X4 in Brendon Drive Nerang..... tell him Brian from the 4by club recommended you.....

SWMBO tells me that Savilles at Helensvale wasn't too bad.... (she buys from Woolworths these days.....) and apaarently there's a wholesale butcher in Lawrence Drive Nerang near the Tavern

Cheers

Brian
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Reply By: ACDC - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:58

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 20:58
Sounds like the free wheeling hub is dry,try it with the hub locked if no noise then this is it.
Remove hub and remove inner splined hub lubricate with grease around the edge this where the noise comes from, and refit.
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Follow Up By: steve+h - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:10

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:10
Is it safe to drive on the road for about 20ks with the hubs locked. This is the first 4wd i have had for 15yrs and I think CRAFT disease is setting in. It is all coming back to me slooowly

Thanks
Steve
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Follow Up By: ACDC - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:14

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:14
As long as it's not in 4wd no problems.
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Follow Up By: steve+h - Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Jun 26, 2006 at 21:18
Thanks heaps i will try that

Steve
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Reply By: nisso - Friday, Jun 30, 2006 at 20:34

Friday, Jun 30, 2006 at 20:34
Steve,i had the same prob and found it was the seal in the backing plate.The front bearing hub runs in the backing plate thats where the seal isin the backing plate, it dries out and it makes a squaking rubbery sound which goes and comes at speeds up to aprox 60.Hope this helps.
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