Noise on front wheel

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:33 PM
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Hi there,
I'm all the way from South Africa, I drive a red VW Polo 1.9TDI, 2004 model,
I have joined this forum to ask for help as to where I live the people are kinda incompetent when it comes to VW. no offence.

this is what happens, when I turn left or right there is loud quick pop sound, it sounds like metal gashing against metal, this happens when you turn sharp, especially when you reverse and then turn the other way and go forward again, when this happens there is no continuous sound, its only a quick sounds, happens when I turn after reversing, when going around a corner and there is a small bump or something, so I checked the following:
Tie Rods - looks normal, no wear or something loose or broken.
Strut mounting bearing (one on top of shock) - seems fine, bearing still in good condition.
ball joint - not worn or loose, no movement on it in any way.
CV joint - looks good, enough grease, hub not worn or damaged in anyway.
shock and spring - seems fine, looks normal
stabilizer - seems okay, nothing loose or worn.

So I don't know what to do, the bearings on the wheels are new, the tyres are new, the noise comes from the front left side, the noise comes from the outer side, not inner side or center of car, its between the shock mounting and the disk, if this makes sense at all. I love my car and this is really irritating as this is loud, it does not make the noise when car is standing still, the only way we can get it make the noise is when we jack it up and lower it again and then push the wheel on the 12 position, makes cluck then, when we wiggle wheel on 12 and 6 and 9 and 3 positions there is no play, no movement nothing.

If anyone has advice on this please post,
 
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:21 AM
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i would suggest you to look up for some of the portions of your car like
check up your break shoes maybe they would be damaged
look up for disk oil maybe they would be empty
look up for alignment maybe they need proper setting
i am sure between these three there is some problem
 
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:32 AM
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Sorry for the late reply.

As you can appreciate its hard to diagnose noises online, unless you have a recording. It sounds to me like both CV joints have gone even though you say you've checked them. You can only physically check the boots for cracks and loss of grease you can't try them under load as you drive.
 
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:52 AM
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hey,

i found the problem, after doing the wheel bearings they never double checked it, so the nut on the outer cv came lose, this caused the cv to hit the bearing, the bearing was so far out of place the the outer cv started eating away the steel of the hub(bearing house), so clap noise came from the the cv that was hitting the bearing and tearing away the hub, i just replaced the hub, bearing and outer cv, new brakes and caliper bushes, and viola it was fixed, so this word goes out to everyone, dont matter who works on you car, qualified or not, always make yourself sure that everything is correct, double check it yourself if you must, this whole issue and allot of cash was because of negletance by not tighting the nut on the outer CV.

Thank you. Kind Regards
 
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Originally Posted by BollaZee View Post
Hi there,
I'm all the way from South Africa, I drive a red VW Polo 1.9TDI, 2004 model,
I have joined this forum to ask for help as to where I live the people are kinda incompetent when it comes to VW. no offence.

this is what happens, when I turn left or right there is loud quick pop sound, it sounds like metal gashing against metal, this happens when you turn sharp, especially when you reverse and then turn the other way and go forward again, when this happens there is no continuous sound, its only a quick sounds, happens when I turn after reversing, when going around a corner and there is a small bump or something, so I checked the following:
Tie Rods - looks normal, no wear or something loose or broken.
Strut mounting bearing (one on top of shock) - seems fine, bearing still in good condition.
ball joint - not worn or loose, no movement on it in any way.
CV joint - looks good, enough grease, hub not worn or damaged in anyway.
shock and spring - seems fine, looks normal
stabilizer - seems okay, nothing loose or worn.

So I don't know what to do, the bearings on the wheels are new, the tyres are new, the noise comes from the front left side, the noise comes from the outer side, not inner side or center of car, its between the shock mounting and the disk, if this makes sense at all. I love my car and this is really irritating as this is loud, it does not make the noise when car is standing still, the only way we can get it make the noise is when we jack it up and lower it again and then push the wheel on the 12 position, makes cluck then, when we wiggle wheel on 12 and 6 and 9 and 3 positions there is no play, no movement nothing.

If anyone has advice on this please post,
i think the bearings and bush have gone out of service of your car or maybe there is some other problem related to your car its beter to have your car to garrage and have its servicing
 
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What Make a Growling Howling Noise front wheel drive on Driver side?
I have a 2001 Kia Rio Front wheel Drive we know it's not wheel brains But noise comes from Driver side What could it be.



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Car maintenance is necessary and you have to go for it time to time. That is the way to extend the life of your car. By doing so, it will provide great safety to you as well.
 
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I am agree with Bolazee here that main problem might be with the wheel-bearing. So, eventually this noise occurs from there may be. You need to take your wheels to repairing centre.
 
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When your car gets any problem regarding brake shoes, wheel alignment you have to check it and give your car in a garage for repairing. Here you should check your car's front wheels where the noise is coming.
 
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