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  1. Melian

    Melian Funster

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    Hi,
    Just came back from London, and i have a bad drome noise from the front of my Fiat Ducato 2.9 jtd, Any one have any ideas before i take it to a garage ?

    Ian
     
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    Sundowners Funster Life Member

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    Hi
    does it change when cornering??----most likely a wheel bearing if it does??
     
  3. Melian

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    Hi,

    No it is just a consistenced drome
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Does it do it at all revs or does it come and go and is worse as you accelerate ?
     
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    Sorry .. forgot !
    Has there been any change in performance at all ?
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Sounds very much like wheel bearing..
    Common on Fiats and easy enough to get confirmed...
     
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    it is the same in all revs and speed
     
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    Anything regular or with a distinct rhythm is usually mechanical (either that or you've left the radio on at low volume).

    My gut feeling is wheel bearing, having had one go in a Fiat Ducato based MH and hearing the drone of doom for some time beforehand.

    Before driving it any further, check all the front wheel nuts are all as tight as they should be, without overtightening - they can work loose when wheel bearings get worn out. Our front bearing started to go on the way down to Italy - we continued the holiday but the noise got worse on the way back and on our return we took it straight into the garage to get it replaced under the extended warranty. At regular intervals on the return journey I was having to re-tighten the wheel nuts.
     
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    Thanks for all reply's, will get it checked out,
     
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    Could it possibly be a worn ancillary belt tensioner, does it make that sort of noise? or would that be more whiney?
     
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    Could it be you've got a Beyonce CD stuck in the player? ;)
     
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    Does it do it when stationary and you rev the engine ??
    If not, wheel bearing as said by many.. You can jack up each side and spin the wheels, you WILL hear it !!
     
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    Does the drone increase when turning left or right and putting a bit of a load on the bearing?

    Alan
     
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    Wife ?
    Can emit bad noises when used aggressively !
     
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