1974 144: ticking noise from the front driver's side wheel

Discussion in 'Other Volvo Models' started by b4_ford, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. b4_ford

    b4_ford Guest

    Now that summer is here and I ride with the windows down (nature's a/c) I've
    notice a speed sensative ticking noise coming from the front driver's side
    wheel area? Bushings? Bearings? Where do I start? I already checked and
    there aren't any rocks or nails in the tire tread. It couldn't be that
    b4_ford, Jul 3, 2005
  2. b4_ford

    aa Guest

    screw or nail stuck in the tyre???

    its an old favourite.......
    aa, Jul 3, 2005
  3. b4_ford

    b4_ford Guest

    To quote myself, "I already checked and there aren't any rocks or nails in
    the tire tread. It couldn't be that easy!" Any other suggestions?
    b4_ford, Jul 3, 2005
  4. b4_ford

    m-gineering Guest

    jack up the car and give the wheel a spin, and proceed from there
    m-gineering, Jul 3, 2005
  5. b4_ford

    v70xcREMOVE Guest

    Does the noise occur only in straight line or if you go serpentine, does
    the noise continue on both left and right hand turning?
    note and continue: Put the car on a lift or jack and spin the wheel by hand?

    1. if the noise goes away, then there is something in the road
    contact surface OR the problem may be weight sensitive?
    2. If the noise is still there, then I think you might inspect and
    therefore repack the bearings?

    I think you need to try the drive procedure and also lift the front
    corner and manuualy spin. Then analyse the results.
    And while you have the wheel up and spinning, take another look for
    something in the tread unless the noise is still presnt.
    v70xcREMOVE, Jul 4, 2005
  6. b4_ford

    Dlee Guest

    Does it sound metallic? If not the bearings, possibly the rim and/or
    mounting hardware. Check the rim, especially around the lug nuts (or
    bolts for cracks. I should have asked if it is a rapid tick, i. e. once
    per revolution (or thereabouts) or slower?
    Dlee, Jul 6, 2005
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.