Intermittent whine at about 1800rpm after hitting a pothole

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2018/02/22 18:36:41 (permalink)

Intermittent whine at about 1800rpm after hitting a pothole

About two weeks ago I hit a pothole on the drivers side of the car on the motorway doing about 80mph. It was quite a clatter but all seemed ok. Since then i've started getting a intermittent drone / whine at about 1800rpm, no matter what gear or speed. I thought it only happened when the clutch was engaged but it seems to be doing it either way, but it is louder with the clutch engaged. I thought it was coming from behind my right ear, and it does still seem to be, but that sounds daft it it's still there with the clutch disengaged.
The maddening thing is I cannot replicate it with any regularity so cannot really bring the car to anybody about it.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Everything else about the car seems ok. Could it be something now resonating at about that engine speed??
Thanks, Andrew.

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    Re: Intermittent whine at about 1800rpm after hitting a pothole 2018/02/22 18:59:02 (permalink)
    If the noise started at the same time, then logic would dictate it may have damaged a wheel bearing, not uncommon with potholes apparently.
    good luck

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