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Punto : Wheel bearings fail at just 8k KM

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by eldrid, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Axn

    Axn Regolare

    Yes this is the tyre noise. As Gurjinder said, the bearing noise only gets louder and boomy. Best way is to put the car on lift and rotate the wheel, Keep ur hand on the panel above wheel, if there is any vibration the bearing is faulty. You can also try this with normal jack, but you need some experience there.
  2. singh

    singh Amatore

    My Punto is 3000km old and noise from right front side is disturbing , its not loud ,very mild , one has to give attention to hear that , but that goes off at speed above 50km/h .
    Today changed front 2 tyres just to see , the sound disappeared .
    Conclusion : MRF Zylo are culprit , drove car for 40-45 kms and sound was not there . Hope it will not come back .
  3. vishal_tomar

    vishal_tomar Timido

    Grande Punto 1.3
    hello Gurjinder ( castro) my punto is making hum noise while sharp turning at slow to moderate speed , i got changed power steering oil also but did not over . could you light up the reason
  4. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

    Grande Punto 1.3
    @vishal_tomar- Does this noise only come when you rotate the steering towards the extreme during sharp turning?

    Is your car 2012 or later model (with 185mm ground clearance)?

    I have observed this in my father's 2013 model Punto. I am of the opinion that FIAT did some adjustments in order to reduce turning radius from 5.5m to 5.0m in 2012 onward models. So maybe the edge of the tyre touches the wheel arch during sharp turning.

    I have heard this noise in 2012 plus models but ofcourse I may be wrong as I can not experience the noise of your car to make a comparison with mine.

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