Mini Cooper S front right tyre making loud noise

2003 Mini Cooper S Problem

Ref#16688
CarMini Cooper S manual
Year2003
Owneramberg666
Posted09/05/2014
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For a few weeks now my front right tyre is making a loud howling noise (like the wind howling if that makes sense) but only when I turn the wheel slightly to the right. It doesn't happen on full lock, or the left side. My car has 91,000 on the clock, all tyre pressures are fine. Any ideas what is causing this noise?
Problem Category
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Seen that with tracking / wheel alignment being slightly out causing it .


Posted on Friday 9th of May 2014
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
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Forgot to add , if that side is slightly out the wheel is not running true .Hence turning wheel a little corrects it and stops noise .


Posted on Friday 9th of May 2014
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Solution 3
tony811976 | Driver | Since: May 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 357 | View Garage
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Slight tracking misalignment wouldn't cause any noise. Its possible your plastic inner arch has come loose rubbing on the tyre, but more than likely its a wheel bearing. Does it get louder when you corner left, and quieter when cornering right?. That's a wheel bearing


Posted on Friday 9th of May 2014
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Solution 4
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
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Mis read the post .Thought the noise was there constantly when going straight , not just on turning right .


Posted on Friday 9th of May 2014
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Solution 5
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11466 | View Garage
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May well be a wheel bearing as suggested if variance of noise on load transference.


Posted on Saturday 10th of May 2014
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