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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 2014, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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DIY New mini whurring noise from front right wheel

Hi all,

just got my new mini cooper s 04 this morning, very happy with it, however, whilst on the motorway to show it off to friends and family, I noticed a whurring noise which almost sounds like when you run onto the white line at the edge of the road.

It only occurs over around 50 mph, comes from the drivers side front wheel, and appears to disappear when I turn left?

I had a google, and the consensus I have come to is perhaps a wheel bearing problem, or a wheel balancing issue, any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi ya

I would agree with your wheel bearing idea but not the wheel balancing if the front wheels were out of balance you steering wheel would shake around 60-70 mph ish of the rear would shake.

If you have run flat tire that are unevenly worn or miss matched they sometime cause problems, or even a mix of run flats and normal tires which is not recommended.
I would get you tires and wheel bolts checked and also get the car up on a ramp or similar and get the bearings checked out.
Check your tire pressures are correct as well, but to be total honest if your not happy take it back get the garage to check it out.

What wheels and tires do you have?

Hope this helps
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I would agree with Marque most likely a noisy wheel bearing in need of replacement......in fact I have just noticed one of my wheel bearings has become noisy! (2002 MINI on 60,000 miles).
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Cheers guys,

I rang the garage and let them know and they have agreed to take it back and get the problem fixed, so hopefully won't cost anything which is good.

He agreed as well in thinking it was a wheel bearing issue, but we shall see!

They are 16 inch standard alloys, not sure what tyres exactly, but they aren't run flats as they were recently replaced, which made me think about the wheel balancing issue
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Just to update I've got the car back now and it was e passenger side wheel bearing.

All replaced and much quieter now, thanks guys!
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