Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

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myeventhorizon
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Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby myeventhorizon » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:53 pm

Hi everyone! I'm a new member. After hours of research I've come here for your expertise.

I'm the owner of an 08 Megane II Convertible. 40k on the clock and frequently serviced, recently passed it's MOT.

However, the problem I'm having is a constant humming sound (sounds like it's coming from O/S rear) which get's louder and of and higher pitch when speed increases. This sound remains when clutch is held down and when the car is in neutral. The sound goes, at least and little bit, with a turn to the right. I've noticed it 'goes off' with a 45 degree turn to the right, or more.

Wheel bearing seems like it may be the culprit but I can't help but feel that the non-matching rear tyres may be the issue, although tread and wear appears fine. Also, there's nothing odd when throwing a trusty bucket of water at each wheel after a good run.

So, members of wisdom, what are your thoughts? ...and thank you in advance.

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q292u
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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby q292u » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:01 pm

Rear wheel bearing?
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myeventhorizon
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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby myeventhorizon » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:10 pm

Should I expect it to be on the O/S as the noise disappears when turning right? I guess that's due the reduction in weight on the wheel because of the shifting of the car? Thank you :)

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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby q292u » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:28 pm

I think that's more to do with front wheel bearings?
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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby steve-t » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:55 pm

Mother in law in boot?

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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby Apepper » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Original wheels?

myeventhorizon
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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby myeventhorizon » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:00 pm

No, she's in the boot of the old one :)

Original wheels, yes. I've also noticed a peculiar metal on metal slight clicking/knocking when reversing... particularly when locking to the left...

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Re: Constant Humming/Droning Megane II

Postby q292u » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:49 pm

:D
steve-t wrote:Mother in law in boot?
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