How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Mike Your Own Question
Mike
Mike, Peugeot Technician
Category: Peugeot
Satisfied Customers: 39198
Experience:  Tech Expert
9261905
Type Your Peugeot Question Here...
Mike is online now

I have a peugeot 406 3.0V6 coupe - 207 BHP, first registered

This answer was rated:

I have a peugeot 406 3.0V6 coupe - 207 BHP, first registered in 2001.
Now when I start running, between 50-90 kms per hour ( around 2000/ 3000 rpm in 3rd/ 4th gear there is a lud drumming / droning noise which seems to emanate from the middle/ rear of the car. Any ideas what it might be ?
Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you.

Thank you!

Shantal
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I am happy to wait
Hello,

Thank you for your patience, we will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.

Thank you,

Shantal
Hello and Welcome to justanswer..

My name is XXXXX XXXXX Im happy to help you with this..

What is the mileage on the car ?

What is its service /recent repair history ?

Lastly - just to clarify - would you say its like a loud humming / droning - that comes on as you pick up speed - ?

Kind Rgds, MIKE..................................
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The mileage is 71000 and the car was serviced around 7000 miles ago - oil change, plugs, coils, MAP sensor, cambelt etc- the full monty-
The noise starts at around 50 kms per hour up to 90 kms per hour and and at about 2000 rpm in 3rd/ 4th as the car gets faster the noise is less loud because of road noise
Hello again...

Thank you for your reply -and confirmation as to how the noise arises.

This is typical of wheel bearing wear - the problem is identifying it for sure as noise tends to travel - not be distinctive as to which corner / area of the car its coming from...

If you sit in another seat for example while someone drives - you will usually see it as coming from a different area.

So - what is needed is to have the car jacked up -and then testing the rear non drive wheels first - check them for any play - and then importantly...spin them each by hand as fast as poss.... They on spinning like this should be silent - If you have the worn one there - it will drone as you spin it - indicating a dry / excessively worn bearing.

To be honest, its usually one of the rears - the fronts very often last the life of the car - but IF its not found to be at the rear - the fronts need testing in the same way - The problem with testing the fronts is that they are harder to get up to speed spinning them as they are your "drive" wheels... but one way or the other - that is the way to find the culprit - and then of course have the offending bearing replaced to cure this for you.

Let me know if you need anything more on this at all -

Meantime -- Please click on the OK rating to Excellent ratings service for me now, Thank you for that... and you can get back to me anytime if you need / wish..

Best Rgds, MIKE.


Please note, you are rating the content of my "answer" - my help to you - not the "system" which can experience delays etc which are not under my personal control -or delays caused by "time -off" which we all have on occasion - Thank you.


Mike, Peugeot Technician
Category: Peugeot
Satisfied Customers: 39198
Experience: Tech Expert
Mike and other Peugeot Specialists are ready to help you