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Recently bought a 2003 x type v6 3 ltr automatic 100,000 km (South Africa) My initial thoughts were stunning car and I set aside a budget too go through the car and correct wear and tear, firstly the rear brake disc and pads required changing, oil sump gasket, Half Moon Rubbers & Stabalizer Links, wheel balance and alinement multi v belt and a full comprensive service. Prior to booking it in to the garage a whining noise appeared and happened on acceleration noticable at 90k and became lounder the faster i went, lifting of the accelerator reduced the nosie my first thoughts were it sounded very much like a hydraulic powerpack whine, spoke to the garage and it was suggested that since I was going to carryout all this work I should concider having the prop bearing replaced so that was added to the list, subsiquently all the work is complete but I still have the whine?. Now I've read through all the forum threads and the problems seem to point to Transmission box, prop bearings, wheel bearings or diffs? anythoughts before I start down the long winding road of costly replacements. Cheers Garry
ps one more note is that the previous owner didn't tell me that he ran into a large pothole and I found this out when balancing the wheels i had to have 3 rims repaired I was of the mind that the front left wheel bearing could be damaged in some way?
Hi Thanks for the reply it's as I expected really I'm going to change all the wheel bearings just incase it's one of them but my guess is the diff