Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?


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    Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    Creaking/cracking from drivers side wheel has been getting worse, here's a video driving on full lock.

    https://youtu.be/Iie_FGvthqU

    It's ok turning right, the noise only starts about 80% from full lock when when turning left, getting worse to full lock.

    Thinking it's either the wheel bearing or CV joint?

    It's a 2015 Gen 1 V10 Plus, only 23k miles, so not really expecting this, although the car has been faultless in the 4 years I've had it.

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    Do you have any video of interior sound?

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    It seems to be consistent with the wheel rotation, so it might be wheel bearings or something associated with wheel rotation.

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    ...usually the CV joint will make noise no matter which way the wheel was turned. I'd do CV and bearings all at once because the CV for our cars are inexpensive.

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    Quote Originally Posted by extrablack View Post
    Do you have any video of interior sound?

    There isn't any additional noise from the inside, just what you can hear on the outside that filters into the cabin, if that makes sense.

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    Have you eliminated any noise from a loose wheel arch liner? similar sound came from this on my wife's Q3.
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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    This is strange! I was just about to post with a similar thing, and saw yours!

    So I have a very similar sound coming from mine, but it's there when driving in a straight line and it's behind me I think - drivers side real wheel area.
    It's quite a similar sound and I can hear it on the inside of the car.... HOWEVER it only started after driving for 15 minutes or so through quite lumpy bumpy city roads. After getting on some fast road and accelerating hard / driving at fast speed, it went away.
    It's done this twice now... sound not there, drive on bumpy roads at slow speed, sound starts... get it onto fast roads and accelerate hard, sound goes away again!!
    Really weird!

    It makes me think something comes loose and the G force of the car accelrating or perhaps wind resistance moves it back into place.
    Could this be an arch liner? Or any other ideas what could be initiated and relieved in the same way?
    Really hope it's not bearings! Can it be a CV joint if it's on the rear / do thy have CV joints on the rear wheels?

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    So thought I would kinda finish off this thread as i jacked the car up on stands last weekend, removed all the wheels and tried to find the source of the noise with the hubs spinning... nothing, so put the wheels back on and yep, the noise has completely disappeared!

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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    Sounds like you've now got the wheels fully centered on the hubs and bottomed out without any gap, cheap fix.
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    Re: Creaking/cracking noise - Wheel bearing or CV joint?

    good to know you have got this fixed.
    With the sound in my car it also didn't come back.. I don't think it was anything wheel related although the sound was very similar.
    I went all around the car, using sticky felt and put bits in between any gaps on the interior that move, and also in between the rear small window and plastic bit (between the side blade and the window) basically looking for anything that creaks... so far so good sounding like a new car again, which makes me very happy.

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