Rumble from corner of Citroen AX - greg.harvey
Hi,

I just bought a cheap and nasty '92 Citroen AX Echo 1.1 for £250. Engine sounds fine and runs clean and it has just passed its MOT so engine permitting I'm hoping not to need to do anything to it for a year. However, I have noticed the car has a rumble from the front left corner when travelling. The garage told me the car had some welding work and a new wheel bearing in that corner to pass the MOT but it still rumbles. The rumble is constant and seems unaffected by cornering. Any ideas? Should I ignore it or could it be serious?

Thanks,

G
Rumble from corner of Citroen AX - L'escargot
Perhaps one of the bearing races is rotating relative to either the wheel or the axle ~ as appropriate. If it is, then the wear in the housing will increase and the problem will get worse. Just a thought......
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L\'escargot.
Rumble from corner of Citroen AX - greg.harvey
Hmmmm. Will have to check.

Well this weekend I'm going to jack up each corner and check the wheels for play. If I don't find anything I'll check the temperature of the hubs (in case a brake pad is rubbing) after a decent run. Failing that, I guess it's just a case of keeping an ear open and making sure it doesn't start sounding worse!

Thanks,

G
 

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