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: wheel rumble

03-01-2012, 05:18 AM
Have A8L 2001,150,000 miles. There is a rumbling noise from the front wheels, or drive shaft, its only on start off & disappears at speed. Is it likely to need wheel or shaft bearings, or both?

rally guy
06-02-2012, 03:23 PM
is it only when turning or going straight or both? if only when turning at low speed it sounds like a cv joint jack the car up and turn full lock and look at the rubber boots just inside the wheel centre ( about 4" round at the biggest point) if there split then I would say cv joint dirt and crap will be in there and all the lube grease will have come out