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Looking for a bit of advice. Over past 2/3 days we have heard a strange droning/humming noise coming from the vehicle. It appears to be coming from the front end and is extremely loud when doing approx 40 to 50 MPH and gets worse when speeding up and slowing down (sounds just like a faulty wheel bearing) Has anyone els had this problem. I did think it could have been the tyres but the vehicle is only 4 months old and covered 3500 miles from new. It is going into dealer later this week so hopefully will get to the bottomof the problem.
 

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Scottishroy said:
Looking for a bit of advice. Over past 2/3 days we have heard a strange droning/humming noise coming from the vehicle. It appears to be coming from the front end and is extremely loud when doing approx 40 to 50 MPH and gets worse when speeding up and slowing down (sounds just like a faulty wheel bearing) Has anyone els had this problem. I did think it could have been the tyres but the vehicle is only 4 months old and covered 3500 miles from new. It is going into dealer later this week so hopefully will get to the bottomof the problem.

Hi Roy and firstly welcome along to the forum.


I am sure that someone may be able to point you in the right direction but in any event taking it back to the dealer is the best option.


Keep us posted as to what the problem actually was, it may just assist others in the future who have experienced a similar problem.
 

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Probably a bearing. If it was the tyres the noise would change as the road surface changes.

You should be able to find a stretch of road which has been patched if its a constant pitch then its a bearing or it could even be a brake issue.
 

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I have just started to have a similar problem on my 4 year old Antara, but sounds like its coming from the rear. Doesn't make a noise all the time, tends to be when accelerating hard, and goes away when cruising.

Assume it is a wheel bearing, although wondered if it could be something to do with the auto transmission / drive linkage.


interested to know what you find out.


Cheers
 

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Will certainly update the post when its been back to the dealer, just drove it yesterday on a long stretch of decent road and its not the tyres however noise is getting louder certainly sounds like a bearing.
 

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I have had such a thing as a very small stone get between the brake disc and inner brake cover. But this is more of a gentle grinding noise. Not enough to make a gritty noise but picks up the faster u go.
 

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Sorry for the delay however car has been into garage and had the front nearside wheel bearing replaced. Massive difference now makes me think it was possibly faulty from new. Garage state that its the first Antara they have had back with a knackered bearing so fingers crossed it was a one off
 

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Thanks for the update Roy.

Not the best news that a bearing was at fault but at least everything is now okay and your story will be able to assist anyone else who is unfortunate enough to experience a similar problem.


Thanks.
 

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Hi all,
Any one having noises from the auto box when pulling away through 1st to fourth I'm thinking torque converter or plates slipping in the box???? Not there all the time ,sounds like back in the time when they fitted centerfudic water fans to the water pumps many years ago???. Any one
Cheers mike
 

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It's on a 2012 plate and just comin up to13000 mile on the clock,it's a 2.2 auto may a call to vauxhall and talk warranty work ?
 

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I would cause there is something not right there
 

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HiI have had this problem too I went to VX agent and they told me that is was the tyres it was only 3 months old they changed wheels with another vehicle noise gone
 

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The other problem that can lead to this kind of noise is the front brake disc rubbing against the steel plate that sits under the brake pads. There is not much clearance and as the brake disc rusts on the edge with age, it swells and eventually catches the steel plate, knocking it out of place slightly. It then rubs constantly on the disc. I had this happen on our 2007 model. I had to refit the plate and knock all of the rust off the edge of the front brake discs with an arc welding hammer. Edited by: Timbo
 

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Hi there, am having similar problem with my car right now and i wonder if you could share with me on how you went about fixing this problem with your car.My car has been with the dealership for the last couple of days but i have just received a call from them saying that the noise is common with diesel engine cars and that my car is ready for me to pick pick up.

i have been driving diesel cars for well over 7 years but never experienced anything like this


I have only had this car for less than 10 days before contacting the dealer.It's 3 year old.


Please help.
 

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Hi there, am having similar problem with my car right now and i wonder if you could share with me on how you went about fixing this problem with your car.My car has been with the dealership for the last couple of days but i have just received a call from them saying that the noise is common with diesel engine cars and that my car is ready for me to pick pick up.

i have been driving diesel cars for well over 7 years but never experienced anything like this


I have only had this car for less than 10 days before contacting the dealer.It's 3 year old.


Please help.

As posted above try swapping the wheels around front to back etc to see if that helps.
 
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