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post #1 of 8 Old 08-30-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,When driving my Cmax I could hear a whinning noise from the rear it was very obvious at about 50 mph, my first thought was the rear wheel bearings as I understand this is acommon fault.So I jacked the car up and spun the wheel by hand and checked for any movement holding tyre top/bottom, nothing obvious.Swapped wheels front to back putting the Pirell's with the small hair line cracks with lots of tread approx 5mmon the front.Noise now coming from the front! and whats more at very low speed a small vibration could felt coming through the steering wheel.Fitted new Avon ZV5's on the front to match the rear, noise gone.I hope this helps some one else as it was bugging the life out of me.Steve

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A good website for info about tyres (and to buy them if you want) is www.mytyres.co.uk . You can enter whether you want, summer, winter or whatever and the tyre size and a list of available tyres will appear. Most, but not all, have a link to www.tyretest.com which gives the tyre marks from 1 to 6 for grip, comfort, noise, wear etc. Quite a useful tool when choosing replacement tyres.


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I have Bridgestone Turanzos.....very noisy.
I had Bridgestones too on my Tiguan...swapped them to Continentals and peace restored.
Having been made redundant and 'downgraded' to a self funded Cmax I can't bin only half worn tyres so I have to put up with the drone!

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The problem with at least a few of the Conti alternatives is they wear out too quickly




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My 08 C-Max only had 14,500 miles on it when I bought it. It has Continentals on the back and Tyres called "Fullway" on the front. Neither are particularly noisy, at least, not compared to the Michelins on my Picasso. Thing is, what kind of a crazy so & so can knock out a pair of tyres in that mileage? My Pic had 89K on it when I sold it and two of the tyres were the same ones that were on it when I bought it with 63K. The tyres weren't new then and were still well legal 26K later! I assume the continentals would have been the standard tyre fitted to the C-Max from new?


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Have a feel of the inner edge, I dare say the tyres are feathered, this will certainly give the wheel bearing noise as described.One way is swap tyres from L/H side to R/H side and vice versa ( so long as they are non directional tyres ). Occasionally this can indicate missaligned rear wheels, although sometimes it's just down to ceratin tyres being more prone than others.

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[img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]HI BARTMANTHANKS FOR THE INFO ABOUT THE NOISY TYRESI ALSO HAVE THIS ,AND HAVE DONE THE SAME TESTS FOR BEARINGS.THINKING ABOUT IT NOW IT STARTED WHEN I CHANGED THE BACK WHEELS TO THE FRONT.SO THANKS THIS HAS SAVED ME A TRIP TO THE REPAIR SHOP.

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[img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]HI BARTMANTHANKS FOR THE INFO ABOUT THE NOISY TYRESI ALSO HAVE THIS ,AND HAVE DONE THE SAME TESTS FOR BEARINGS.THINKING ABOUT IT NOW IT STARTED WHEN I CHANGED THE BACK WHEELS TO THE FRONT.SO THANKS THIS HAS SAVED ME A TRIP TO THE REPAIR SHOP.
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