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    Question Wheel bearing after 26k miles????

    Just noticed I'm getting a 'whurring' noise from the front left wheel....gets louder when I coast at speed....cars only done 26k miles and doesn't get driven hard...predominantly motorway miles for the last 6k miles whist I've owned it.
    Has anyone else suffered with a bearing so early or is it potentially something else thats wrong??? Help please!
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    wheel bearings do not show any respect for mileage, i had one go my SXi after a few months of owning it and it had only just turned 29k miles. the roads are harsh nowadays, bearings and suspension takes a real pounding

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    i think mines started too on the front drivers side. cars done 24k. just changed the brakes so pretty sure its not warped brake discs whirring. might be worth checking your brakes mate as it could be them.

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    thanks guys...am pretty sure the pads are ok but its a bit pants for a bearing to be going already....I've had cars go over 100k miles without needing a bearing...I'll have a word with my mate at the Vauxhall garage to see if its a know fault and whether I can fiddle it through under warranty!
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    mines done 160k, guess I should check the bearings!!
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    Mine near side has just gone at 100k

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    I know it is very unlikely, but you could check the balancing? you never know.
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    To check the bearings find a nice straight road and gently weave from one side to the other and if the noise goes the bearing is shot, probably.
    Also note the bearing under load and that as gone quiet, that is the one needs replacing.

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    Cheers Lee, will give it a try next time I'm out and about
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