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Post by Terry Brooks » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:04 pm

Hi all ......I think I know what the answers gonna be to this :cry: .......but just to confirm :cry: ........
My 1992 BXTZD [151,500miles] .....It's just had the spheres replaced [the old ones were pretty bad] .....I have noticed since that when I'm turning left,,going over speed bumps with the right wheels,or sometimes accellerating hard [in a straight line] I get a squeaking noise from the rear .......It *SEEMS* to be coming from the right rear but I cant be sure. I've been using the car this weekend over some rough roads [on a caravan site] and I noticed that when the suspension is set to the higher position [I didnt wanna knock my exhaust off ....otherwise I would'nt have set it to "high"] ....the noise disappears .....neither of the rear wheels have the "inward leaning look" about 'em ........but I'm still suspecting the rear bearings.
Anybody got any suggestions .....or deny/confirm my suspicions.
Any advice appreciated.
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Post by tim leech » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:12 pm

My 16v did the same and it was the wheel catching the inner arch, which is down to arm bearings, reach up inside the wheel with it on normal height and see if its rubbing.

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Post by Terry Brooks » Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:18 pm

Hi Tim .....I should have mentioned .....already done that .....no signs of rubbing mark on the tyres or inner wings .......and the wheels "dont appear to be leaning" .....but of course,that is only when the car is parked.
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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:31 am

Hi I dont wish to rain on any ones parade etc. but my (BX's) rear arms looked fine but I had self steering from the rear and they were sometimes noisey. When they were stripped they were found to be
a. Dry with not a trace of grease.
b. Rusty, very.
c. The bearing cage's had broken up and all the rollers had gathered at the bottom of the tracks.
d. There was a lot of "mud" in there.

The good news was that the arms were savable and the repair kits cheap.
I must say that it might be the shape of the car but I can never work out if the wheels "do" lean just looking at them from the back, the camber of the road may have something to do with it.
Cheers.
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Post by cavmad » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:49 am

I`d go with the rear arm bearings too, Geoffrey. One of mine displayed similar symptons and I was advised by some good people on here as to the cause.
Strangely enough whilst one at least was undoubtably shot the noise disappeared after a while.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:55 am

cavmad wrote:I`d go with the rear arm bearings too, Geoffrey. One of mine displayed similar symptons and I was advised by some good people on here as to the cause.
Strangely enough whilst one at least was undoubtably shot the noise disappeared after a while.
Mine did that too.Ken did tell me why,but i've forgot
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Post by Terry Brooks » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:12 pm

Hi all ......just had my car into the local independant Cit. specialists [Magpies Service Station,Rotherham] ...they've confirmed the R/H rear arm bearing is on it's way :( ,the L/H one is OK :) ......I've booked it in for Thursday morning.
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Post by tim leech » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:36 pm

Glad thats sorted then. :D