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I have a 318d m sport and I curbed it pretty bad now its making

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I have a 318d m sport and I curbed it pretty bad now its making a droning noise when I turn to right I took it to bmw for mot and it passed cos I thought it was the wheel bearing also there no vibration on steering wheel and the wheel is not hot when I touch it
any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

what part of the car does the noise come from?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

its coming from left front that's the side what got curbed

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

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that's the wheel bearing.

when you turn right it loads up the left bearing, causing the noise.

they don't usually cause vibration when they go bad, nor do they get terribly/noticibly hot.

you should replace the wheel bearing.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

do I have to replace both front wheel bearings as I been told

Expert:  Steve replied 2 years ago.

please do not forget to CLICK ON a positive rating

no, you do not. just replace the bad one

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