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Seems I have a wheel bearing problem on the front nearside wheel. Noticed an odd noise coming from it recently,worse when above 50.

Popped in to my dealer this morning and a test drive with a mechanic confirmed a problem with that wheel.

I'm sitting in reception at the moment while the mechanic puts the car up on a ramp to check if is a faulty wheel bearing. Don't think the work will be done today as the bearing will have to be ordered.

Isn't life fun.
 

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Got the car back, and they have confirmed I will need a new wheel bearing on the front nearside wheel. It's a warranty job so no charge to me.
Good news is I can continue to drive the car while they order the new bearing. As long as I avoid long journeys at high speed.

Bit disappointed this bearing has gone when I've only done just over 11000 miles.

I was offered coffee, but I turned it down due to it tasting awful the last time I had one.


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It must be all that off roading you do to get to your country estate.

Even if you were I would expect the bearing to last longer than it has.
 

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Grumps said:
It must be all that off roading you do to get to your country estate.
You mean like this?

[TUBE]http://youtu.be/-XoPAfDAWzY[/TUBE]

When the mechanic took the car into the workshop, my in-car video camera was on. If you turn the volume up and listen carefully you can hear the noise coming from the faulty bearing.

[TUBE]http://youtu.be/ivdzqeJ8R_o[/TUBE]
 

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Its all those bloody speed bumps and do you call that off roading you big baby's its the bloody pot holes to blame the council lazy gits
 

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Its all those bloody speed bumps and do you call that off roading you big baby's its the bloody pot holes to blame the council lazy gits
Roads rarely get fixed up here in the Highlands. Everybody drives like a drunken sailor up here swerving from side to side to try to avoid the pot holes.

That muddy farm track is the nearest I will ever get to off-roading. I'm too chicken to try going somewhere rough in case I get stuck. As I can't walk far, it would be difficult for me to get the car back on the road.
 

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Inchindown said:
wilma08 said:
Its all those bloody speed bumps and do you call that off roading you big baby's its the bloody pot holes to blame the council lazy gits <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley31.gif" alt="Hug" title="Hug" /> 
 
Roads rarely get fixed up here in the Highlands. Everybody drives like a drunken sailor up here swerving from side to side to try to avoid the pot holes.
 
That muddy farm track is the nearest I will ever get to off-roading. I'm too chicken to try going somewhere rough in case I get stuck. As I can't walk far, it would be difficult for me to get the car back on the road.
 
 
I was kidding about the track, you should look into suing the council for damage to the car and the inconvenience it is putting you in, I really really do understand about pain and mobility and I really feel for you as over the last wee while I am unable to walk 5 to 10 yards without pain can't even stand now, but we oldies get on with it
 

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Car's now booked in for next Tuesday to get the bearing replaced. No courtesy car available, so will be taking DVD player with me to watch some movies while I wait. They say it should only take about 2 hours - provided no unforeseen problems are found.
Wish me luck.
 

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Car's now booked in for next Tuesday to get the bearing replaced. No courtesy car available, so will be taking DVD player with me to watch some movies while I wait. They say it should only take about 2 hours - provided no unforeseen problems are found. 
Wish me luck. <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
Is yours a mobility car Innch
 

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wilma08 said:
Inchindown said:
Car's now booked in for next Tuesday to get the bearing replaced. No courtesy car available, so will be taking DVD player with me to watch some movies while I wait. They say it should only take about 2 hours - provided no unforeseen problems are found.
Wish me luck. <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
Is yours a mobility car Innch
Yes it is Wilma. But the wheel bearing is being replaced under warranty rather than being paid for by Motability.

In case you are asking due to them not being able to supply me a courtesy car, they could have provided one, but I would have had to wait a couple of weeks. I wanted the job done quickly so I just accepted the early date without a courtesy car.

Motability will only authorise a hire car if a repair is going to take more than a single day. There is no requirement in the Motability agreement for a courtesy car to be provided at short notice.
 

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Had my wiper blades changed not long ago, vx asked how many miles the car had done. I told them just over 5k, not covered by the warranty they said, done to many miles motability will have to pay they said. Motability said NO, they argued for a few days and vx eventually changed them under warranty. They had wanted £42 for a set of wiper blades, genuine vx blades on amazon about £15how do they justify their prices.
 

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They don't need to justify the prices when people will pay up with no argument, always get quotes and agree price and don't pay for things you haven't agreed.
 

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Inchindown said:
wilma08 said:
Inchindown said:
Car's now booked in for next Tuesday to get the bearing replaced. No courtesy car available, so will be taking DVD player with me to watch some movies while I wait. They say it should only take about 2 hours - provided no unforeseen problems are found. 
Wish me luck. <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" />
Is yours a mobility car Innch
 
Yes it is Wilma. But the wheel bearing is being replaced under warranty rather than being paid for by Motability.
 
In case you are asking due to them not being able to supply me a courtesy car, they could have provided one, but I would have had to wait a couple of weeks. I wanted the job done quickly so I just accepted the early date without a courtesy car.
 
Motability will only authorise a hire car if a repair is going to take more than a single day. There is no requirement in the Motability agreement for a courtesy car to be provided at short notice.
Well dear Sir all I can say enjoy your videos hehe maybe they have free wifi like Evens Halshaw
 

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Had my wiper blades changed not long ago, vx asked how many miles the car had done. I told them just over 5k, not covered by the warranty they said, done to many miles motability will have to pay they said. Motability said NO, they argued for a few days and vx eventually changed them under warranty. They had wanted £42 for a set of wiper blades, genuine vx blades on amazon about £15 how do they justify their prices.
Just buy them and put them on yourself not to expensive out of fleabay
 

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Diamond Dave said:
They don't need to justify the prices when people will pay up with no argument, always get quotes and agree price and don't pay for things you haven't agreed.
Never a true a word said
 

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wilma08 said:
murphy1 said:
Had my wiper blades changed not long ago, vx asked how many miles the car had done. I told them just over 5k, not covered by the warranty they said, done to many miles motability will have to pay they said. Motability said NO, they argued for a few days and vx eventually changed them under warranty. They had wanted £42 for a set of wiper blades, genuine vx blades on amazon about £15how do they justify their prices.
Just buy them and put them on yourself not to expensive out of fleabay
I don't need to buy them Wilma its a motability car, non vx blades on amazon are even cheaper about £6.50.
 

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wilma08 said:
murphy1 said:
Had my wiper blades changed not long ago, vx asked how many miles the car had done. I told them just over 5k, not covered by the warranty they said, done to many miles motability will have to pay they said. Motability said NO, they argued for a few days and vx eventually changed them under warranty. They had wanted £42 for a set of wiper blades, genuine vx blades on amazon about £15 how do they justify their prices.
Just buy them and put them on yourself not to expensive out of fleabay <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif" align="middle" />
 
I don't need to buy them Wilma its a motability car, non vx blades on amazon are even cheaper about £6.50.
So Motability do small things like window blades what else do they cover, that's really good
 

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wilma08 said:
murphy1 said:
wilma08 said:
murphy1 said:
Had my wiper blades changed not long ago, vx asked how many miles the car had done. I told them just over 5k, not covered by the warranty they said, done to many miles motability will have to pay they said. Motability said NO, they argued for a few days and vx eventually changed them under warranty. They had wanted £42 for a set of wiper blades, genuine vx blades on amazon about £15how do they justify their prices.
Just buy them and put them on yourself not to expensive out of fleabay <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif" align="middle" />
I don't need to buy them Wilma its a motability car, non vx blades on amazon are even cheaper about £6.50.
So Motability do small things like window blades what else do they cover, that's really good
They cover everything that is normal everyday wear and tear. I think the only thing they don't do is put your fuel in for you.



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murphy1 said:
wilma08 said:
murphy1 said:
wilma08 said:
murphy1 said:
Had my wiper blades changed not long ago, vx asked how many miles the car had done. I told them just over 5k, not covered by the warranty they said, done to many miles motability will have to pay they said. Motability said NO, they argued for a few days and vx eventually changed them under warranty. They had wanted £42 for a set of wiper blades, genuine vx blades on amazon about £15 how do they justify their prices.
Just buy them and put them on yourself not to expensive out of fleabay <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif" align="middle" />
 
I don't need to buy them Wilma its a motability car, non vx blades on amazon are even cheaper about £6.50.
So Motability do small things like window blades what else do they cover, that's really good <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif" align="middle" />
They cover everything that is normal everyday wear and tear. I think the only thing they don't do is put your fuel in for you.<img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley31.gif" height="17" width="45" alt="Hug" title="Hug" />
That's a wee shame
 
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