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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Hi i have a vw passat 1.9 deisel estate on a 06 plate, have

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Hi i have a vw passat 1.9 deisel estate on a 06 plate, have a noise from front passenger side. sounds like a bearing noise on right lock, have replaced front wheel bearing and c/v joint. any ideas please

this could alos be a worn suspension bearing transmitting noise into the caer

So I'd suggest getting the car jacked up on that side with the wheel about 2 inches off the ground use a steel bar under the wheel and lever the wheel up and down slightly, you should be able to look at the end of the axle and see if the suspension arm is moving up and down separately to the axle.If so replace the bush

Also have a feel if there's a worn strut top bearing then lightly hold the spring by hand and have your assistant move the steering from left to right with the wheel on the ground - a worn bearing will feel 'notchy' through the spring. The wheel needs to be on the ground for the test to load up the bearing
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

hi Matt, thanks had that checked not that. looks like a bearing in gear box ! ! Thanks neil

Hello Neil


if you drain the gearbox oil outand as its leaves the gearbox strain it thorugh some paper towelthen this will catch any debris and provide more clues
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