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So before I speak to a garage I thought I would ask your opinions here.

I have a 2005 Facelift Vauxhall Corsa C. I've had the brakes and shock absorbers replaced - this was done soon after I bought the car.

Recently I've noticed that if I go full lock when turning I get a knocking sound - putting this down to knackered CV joints.

When driving at any speed over 15mph there is quite a loud rumbling/humming sound inside the car, I mean it is really noticeable, what would you say this is? Possible hub issue or perhaps a wheel bearing?

Also when I go over bumps in the road there is a very loud creaking coming from the front. One idea I had was anti roll bushes needing replacing but not sure, opinions welcomed on this.

There's no doubt I'll be going to a garage to sort this soon but having some idea would be really appreciated :)

Thanks, Andy

  • Have you checked the torque on the front (well all really) lug nuts? Loose lugs will give you a lot of the same symptoms you are talking about. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 9 '16 at 23:42
  • I haven't yet no, I'll try and take a look this weekend – Andy Holmes Mar 10 '16 at 7:31
  • Can you take some video and post a link so we can hear what you are describing? – DucatiKiller Mar 11 '16 at 0:26
  • I'll do that on the way home :) I think it's a wheel bearing, incredibly loud humming – Andy Holmes Mar 11 '16 at 9:05
  • Definitely a wheel bearing btw, garage fixing it next week :) – Andy Holmes Mar 19 '16 at 19:41
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OP has indicated that this is a wheel bearing issue.

Definitely a wheel bearing btw, garage fixing it next week :) – Andy Holmes Mar 19 at 19:41

Completely forgot to follow this up. I got it fixed and the car no longer sounds like a jet engine – Andy Holmes 1 hour ago

  • Completely forgot to follow this up. I got it fixed and the car no longer sounds like a jet engine – Andy Holmes Apr 5 '16 at 6:31
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    lol...awesome. As well, you can answer the question and award the answer to yourself and share details regarding the resolution. Thanks. – DucatiKiller Apr 5 '16 at 7:34
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Okay so DucatiKiller has taken on keeping an eye on this question as I totally forgot to get back to everyone lol. Here's a basic rundown of what's going on with the car and what happened when I took it in for repair:

The loud humming was indeed caused by a damaged wheel bearing, you could also feel the vibrations in the peddles and in the steering wheel - the vibrations would usually be most obvious between 30mph and 50mph.

I took it to the garage and an hour later the N/S/F (Near Side Front) wheel bearing had been changed and now it sounds and drives so much better. Around £48 for parts and £50 for labour costs + the usual 20% VAT here in the UK.

The creaking going over bumps is likely to be wearing wishbones/wishbone bushes and the CV joints are definitely wearing but no need to change them anytime soon.

Hope this info helps anyone in the future :)

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