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Whining Noise from left front wheel when turning

Discussion in 'General Diesel Discussion' started by Bigdogbru98, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Bigdogbru98

    Bigdogbru98 New Member

    Oct 16, 2010
    2002 Jetta TDI
    I have a 2002 Jetta tdi and I replaced the left front wheel bearing a year ago. I am now hearing a whining noise when turning the wheel left and right. I took the wheel off and grabbed it at the 9 and 3 o'clock position and found some play in the wheel. Is this the bearing going bad? I have replaced the outer tie rod ends a year ago also. I'm not hearing any clicking noises just a whining sound so I am ruling out the cv joint. Boots look great. Anybody have a clue?
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  2. Seatman

    Seatman Active Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    2000 Mk4 Golf Estate 1.9tdi 174 bhp
    PP764's, turbo and mapping
    Is it happening both ways or just when you turn one way? There shouldn't be any play in the wheel either, try grabbing it at 6 and 12 and see if there's play that way. If it's tight that way it could be the inner tie rod that's got play.
  3. GP1

    GP1 New Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    2001, 2006 Jetta tdi
    VAG tweeks
    I had a similar issue on my 2001 jetta and it was the ball joint.

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