Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ellendale, North Dakota, USA
Hi, everyone, I'm new here and hoping someone can help me out.
I bought a 1985 Aspencade with 84 K miles last week and driving it home I noticed some odd sounds from the front wheel.
At low speed there was a sort of scuffing sound which I thought was normal brake pad dragging noise. However, when I would apply the front brakes, the sound didn't seem to change.
At highway speeds, I started hearing a sort of "crackling" sound from the front wheel. Not really loud, but a little obnoxious.
I concluded it must be the wheel bearings, and with 84k I figured they would be replaced anyway, so I did. But the noise is still there, just the same as it was.
I'm thinking the noise must be coming from either 1) one of the brake discs, or 2) the electric speedometer sender unit (which appears to have a worm drive).
I'd appreciate any advice on what my next step should be. Thanks!
Ken in North Dakota (warm at last after a long cold winter).