May 12th, 2012, 04:45 PM
I've owned a 55 MCS for a few days & run into an issue. I'm yet to take a close look, but when driving, the car makes a grinding noise when the wheel is turned to the right. Ahead or left is fine, but turning right produces the noise.
It sounds like a wheel bearing, but the pads are low too, although the car brakes fine with no grinding. Anyone experienced this? Could use a pointer or two before I whip the wheels off.
May 12th, 2012, 06:18 PM
I assume the noise is when your moving and turning right ? It definately sounds like wheel bearing to me. I have had a similar thing in the past.
If your from the UK why not be cheeky and take it to a garage such as kwikfit and get them to investigate the noise. They don't charge to investigate an issue as they assume you will get the work carried out their. In which case if they identify it you can ask them to print off a quote for repair as you can't afford it right now but will call to book it in ( If you want to do the work yourself or find a cheaper garage elsewhere )
May 12th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Yes, when in motion. I'm going to take a closer look in the morning. I have in the past seen bent backplates, stones wedged in the caliper & all sorts of other things produce odd noises from wheels, but this sounds like a bearing.
I'm good on the spanners, so it holds no problems. I gather that a new hub is a matter of disc & caliper off, hub bolt, then four rear bolts off & reversal with correct torque settings for refitting, going by the TIS?
As ever, if anyone's done this, a word or two of advice from the wise is always welcome. Should add that I love the car! My first motor was a mini 1000 & I loved that motor. This car captures all the fun of that with added Harman Kardon!!