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Old 04-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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Re: Excessive road noise and locked up brakes

Yes, also thought of wheel bearings. I might be in a similar situation, my VX also needs engine mounts probably ball joints(upper and lower)...similar MPG here...been a real pain.

I also have rear brake issues I'm going to get fixed this week.
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Yes, also thought of wheel bearings. I might be in a similar situation, my VX also needs engine mounts probably ball joints(upper and lower)...similar MPG here...been a real pain.

I also have rear brake issues I'm going to get fixed this week.
Nice car addict. Mine had a lot of stuff done as well but don't look as good as your and costed little more then yours, so i would say you have a good deal going on here. So does your engine shake occasionally and vibrate which is why u wanna have engine mounts done?
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Re: Excessive road noise and locked up brakes

btw....so because one wheel bearing will now get replaced does that mean i should expect the other one to fail soon as well or is that independent?
BTW I'm sure i'm the only VX owner in chi town ha ha ha
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Re: Excessive road noise and locked up brakes

Not sure but depending on the bearing replacement you got...I'd jack the car and spin the other wheel on the same axle to compare. Check all wheels for kicks.

The engine mounts I have are allowing excessive play and the ball joints are shot, it feels like the control arms are taking too much brunt force over holes/bumps.
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Re: Excessive road noise and locked up brakes

I just replaced both on mine. Since tires, shocks, etc. should be replaced in pairs, it seemed the way to go. I also couldn't tell which one was the bad one, if not both. So the good old one sits on a shelf in garage in case.
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Without exaggeration i would think long term exposure to that noise in the car would mean some hearing loss. I wish i could measure it in dB.
I don't know what kind of cell phone you have, but there is a free Android app called "Sound Meter" by Smart Tools co. Measures sound in dB.
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I don't know what kind of cell phone you have, but there is a free Android app called "Sound Meter" by Smart Tools co. Measures sound in dB.
Got the droid Nexus S. thanks will check that out after its finished.
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Re: Excessive road noise and locked up brakes

Wheel bearing is done....wow what a difference. What noise in VX?!!!! lol
I did test by smart meter and i'm getting anywhere between 75-78 dB driving 40-50mph. What u guys getting? Just curious. I'm find now but curious.
I will buy insulation material from local store and put it underneath covers in trunk go get some rear noise out. Front is much more difficult obviously.
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Re: Excessive road noise and locked up brakes

This is very interesting to me, it makes me want to do this for my little VX. In fact, with on the way out ball joints I wonder if the wheel bearings have been affected negatively in any way...hmm...
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #20
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addict i would say do ball joints first and wheel bearings you WILL know if they are bad right a way by noise. The clutch issue you have i would say to that first. I have a lot new mechanical parts so i should be good to go now.....knock on wood.
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