Suspension, Steering and Brakes Sound from Driverside wheel area..??

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Nav, Thursday 21st Feb, 2013.

  1. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hello Guys,

    I have this Purring sound from my driver side wheel. i have no idea what it is.. took it a honda dealer, after a quick test drive he said it is the bearing..changed it privetly .. and now the sound is still there...
    i changed the Turbo a few months back.. and it started from there..
    at about 20mph it starts purring...
    Jacked up the car and rested it on couple of jack stands and started the car and ran it.. (not the safest option but i had to find out), it doesnt rotate as free as the passenger side.. passenger side rotates fine.. nothing holding it back.. just spins.. but the driver side, its like the brakes are holding it a bit.. the Pads are fresh honda pads, changed about 200miles ago... and the VSA light keeps flashing (guessing it thinks driver side is getting stuck and the passenger side and driver side rottaoing at different speeds)
    i don't know i did somthing wrong while putting the whole thing back togther when i had the drive shaft out for the turbo fittment.. took the wheel hub nut off and tightened it back up, in case it was not tight enough.. but it still is making that noise...and its driving me up the wall...
    any thoughts..??

    Nav
     
  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Nav, have you tried rotating your tyres around, EG front ones on the back and back ones to the front ? Or if the tyres aren't directions do a diagonal rotation, front offside with rear nearside and front nearside with rear offside.
     
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  3. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    hmm.. both front tyres where brand new when i bought car.. coz i bought brand new tyres (michelin tyres) the next day i had the car.. and done probably 12k miles since.. never swaped them with any other sides.. if you think that will help i will give it a go this weekend..
    but the main thing that annoys me is y doesnt the wheel rotate freely... the passenger side rotatoes freely.. if you rataoe them by hand the passenger side will keep turning atleast a couple of complete rotation before it stops.. but the drive side its a diferent story completly..

    I read somewhere on this forum somthing about using the calliper pins wrong (using the top one at the bottom and vise versa).. could that be it.. ?
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    If you think brakes are binding, take off the calipers, clean and grease the slider pins, grease the area where the pads slide and make sure the caliper is moving in and out as it should.
     
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  5. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Ok will do that.. any standard grease will do, rite..?? or is there special grease..?? or copper paste..?

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    only if i had a local Honda specialist or even a good garage.. Has the diagointic price gone up at the Dealers.. Avondale said its £100+ for diagonstics now... :Frown: HH is a long way out to get too.. :Frown:
     
  6. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I think you've run over a happy cat.:Wink:
     
  7. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    :Smile: lol... yea wish it was that simple..
    well its more like.. rrrrrrrr... than purrr.. :Grin:
     
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    You can't use any old grease, the grease need to resist high temperatures and be safe for the rubber slider boots.

    I think the general consesus on this forum has been to go for Bosch Superfit. I haven't tried it myself yet though.

    Search the forum for "bosch superfit" and you'll see there are a number of threads that have discussed this.

    You got me !! :Wink:

    Hahaha
     
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  9. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    ok bought some Bosch Superfit... hopfully i shud get it by Sat.. and i can get stuck in.. i hope that fixes the problems.. usually in my case and my car.. i doubt it.. but let see...
     
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    BTW Avondale Honda are pants ! They once blamed a VSA issue on my LPG system LOL

    Muppets ... all the VSA system needed was recalibration via HDS.
     
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  11. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    ahh i c.. hmm guess it is back to another dealers then..

    Just rang my local Brindley, they say it si £50+ VAT for diagonstics.. thas crazy.. two dealers having different diagonsic price.. :Frown:
     
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  12. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Just took it to Brindley Honda for a check, they said it definitly sounds like a bearing.. and they said it might be the Driveshaft Support bearing.. :Frown: and it takes about a month to order that part in.. :Frown:
     
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    Sorry I couldn't manage to meetup with you today Nav, I wasn't in Birmingham this evening.

    Drive support bearing huh. Was this tightened up correctly. Also when you reinserted the driveshaft into the diff, did it lock into position correctly ?

    Check these things out first before you invest in any new parts.
     
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  14. Nav Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    had the car on the ramp today.. took the calipers off, caliper brakets and still it is making that sound.. looks like the wheel is bearing shot again... :Frown: well i am going to change the wheel bearing again and see how it goes..