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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I have 56 x type jag I seem to have two problems I don't

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hi I have 56 x type jag I seem to have two problems I don't know if they could be related
one is I randomly get a squeaking from one of the front wheels like metal grinding on metal when I turn left only.
and I loose power this as happened to me twice on the motorway when I restart the car it goes back to normal.
thanks Mike
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello Mike

I'd say that this sounds very like a faulty wheel bearing to me

If you jack the car up so the wheel is off the ground and shake the tyre from top to bottom and from side to side (with someone holding the steering wheel on the front) there should be no play in either direction. Any play in 1 direction will usually require a joint to be replaced, if there’s play in both directions then the wheel bearing may be at fault

a failed bearing can also trigger the traction control and / or the ABS which would also explain the power loss

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi my car is going in on Wednesday I've explained to them what you said To them what you said I will get back to you afterwards thank you
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

understood

good luck

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi the work hasn't been done yet garage couldn't do on Wednesday it's going back in this week I've got to ring them
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

understood

just get back to me on this post

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

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