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Road noise?

fergie2035

Big Landy Fan
Are Freelanders inclined to have a fair bit of road noise from the back - or are my diff bearings just shot? I've driven two and both seemed quite noisy inside. I haven't got to sit in the back yet to suss out exactly where noise is coming from but it isn't rumbling like diffs sometime do so I'm quite hopeful its just tyre noise. It does seem to reduce on smoother road surfaces. Its got all terrain tyres on, one Michelin and one Pirelli.
 
Could be the different harmonics from the tyres causing the noise. If the sound signal from each tyre is slightly different it will appear to be louder. I am sure someone on here can explain it better :)
 
check the rear tyres haven't castellated causes lots of expensive sounding noises, even a small amount makes a huge difference.
 
My road noise disappeared simply when replaced all the 4 tyres.
Altough could be either the rear diff or ird. They use to be noisy due to premature worn bearings.
 
Tyres on rear are both brand new but its a fairly open tread pattern even compared to what I have on the old series 3 so I think that could be the cause of it. Thinking sensibly about it today, if it gets quieter on smooth roads it almost certainly isn't the diff. Only done 34k anyway and at 2003 it should be the later diff anyway I'd think.

'm afraid still in the throes of panic over the potential repair costs of the Freelander compared to a series and see pounds signs flashing past if the gear lever even shakes. I think I have mechanical hypochondria with this vehicle. :D
 
They don't like knobbly tread patterns.

As you say, we drive around the Dock Road, where there are differing types of surface. If the noise changes, it's the tyres.

That's also how we decide whether it's the tyres or bearings that are noisey.

Chris
 
They don't like knobbly tread patterns.

As you say, we drive around the Dock Road, where there are differing types of surface. If the noise changes, it's the tyres.

That's also how we decide whether it's the tyres or bearings that are noisey.

Chris

Mines noisy as hell...but that is definitely my tyres:D :D :D
 
BIGGER SPEAKERS AND TURNING UP TO 11 ALWAYS WORKS.............:rolleyes:

I'd agree but it would work better in mine if the drivers door speaker worked. I think that's the last teething trouble still to be resolved. Getting it done under warranty too though, hopefully this week.
 
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