Is it the rear of the front?
Did this noise start just after the wish-bone replacement?
It sounds to me that they might of muscled some of the bearings
back during the installation.
Hiya to the knowledgable of the newsgroup
I have a escort mk5 (93). My problem is that the car has developed a
"noise". This noise is related to the wheel speed, and NOT the engine speed.
The sound can be best described as a rotational whir, occuring at the same
point on the its circumfrence. As the wheel speed increases, so does the
noise. It gets to the point where it becomes unbearable at 70 miles an hour,
and I can feel vibration in the floorboard of the car.
This does not affect the steering driving in a straight line, however, if at
speed you accelarate / decellarate, the steering pulls to one side for
increased speed, and to the other for decreased speed.
The vehicle has just undergone its MOT (yearly inspection). It had a wish
bone replaced on one side, but not the other.
if i drive at 60 mph, adn then disengage the gears, or drive with the clutch
depressed, the sound remains.
i have had two new tyres ( balanced and tracked) put on. i have tried
changing the tyres (rotating) to no avail. I have checked under the car for
obvious signs of rubbing (friction), and there was no sign at all. i took
the car back to the garage for their advice and they were stumped and wanted
to " try" replacing parts left right and centre (hit and miss approach).....
I have my own feelings on the problem but I am NO mechanic and would
I think the drive shaft on the drivers side may be worn /
bent, and is
causing rotational vibration.. Can this happen . The garage said that all
wheel bearings were fine and did not need replacing.
the fact that the steering is affected by increasing and decreasing the
acceleration tells me it is related to the drive shaft.
Could low power steering fluid be the problem????
i am stumped!!! The car is a beauty to drive besides this noise, and I am
scared to take it to the garagesas they seem to want to replace all and
sundry parts.... I do not have a lot of money and would like to pay for the
job to be done by a garage, with the knowledge that xxx could be the