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At around 15mph I can hear a strange rubbing sound coming from front n/s wheel. Can't hear it below or above that speed. A garage has had a look and had the wheel off but can't see anythign causing it. Has anyone else had the same thing on a Renegade?

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OK I have to ask.. what is an N/S wheel. Mine only point north south when driving that way. Like you have a driver side, passenger side, port and starboard, left and right.

Generally hollow and/or bassy rubbing is usually a fender liner, tinny and or squaly is wear indicator tab.

I've only gotten a rubbing sound from a wheel when something has gotten in there and if it rained and the rotors rusted up when my front pads were very near end of life.
 

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OK I have to ask.. what is an N/S wheel.
I'll second that, as an American. We. Don't. Use. The. Terms "nearside" or "offside." To decypher those terms, we have to remember what side the steering is for Brits (right), then therefore which side of the road they drive on (left), then which side would be "near" the kerb curb (left) or "off" or away from the it (right). Way too much work for us. :)

If you're a Brit, and you want to be easily understood by Americans, then you need to use terms that everyone understands. "Driver's side" or "passenger side," when the matter has to do with which side the steering wheel is on; or "left" or "right" when referring to the outside of the vehicle; or steering-wheel-agnostic features.

Of course, for everyone, that assume you're facing forward. Don't open the bonnet hood, look at the engine from the front, then say the battery is at the right...

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ok fair enough, walked into that one.

Sounds too deep to be the wear indicator tab. Doesn't sound like the other things raz mentioned either. I reckon I might just have to live with it :-/
 

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I reckon I might just have to live with it :-/
Well, no. It's just that it could be a whole lot of things.

I know you've had a mechanic look at it. But have you lifted the wheel up, and spun it by hand to see whether anything's rubbing? That speed should be easy enough to duplicate by hand-spinning...

Could be a tiny stone that got caught between the brake disc and the dust shield... but that would be a super-loud screeching. And your mechanic should have found that.

Wheel bearings going bad? But ditto...
 

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Possibly a wheel bearing going bad after all...? With weight on or off it, it would sound differently... or no noise at all.

Like when you're putting lateral force on the bearing, and it starts making noise...

Still just a guess...
 

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Take it for a spin around the neighborhood trying not to brake too much. WHen you park, feel the center of the wheel. If the noisy side is hot and the other side is not, a bearing isn't happy.
 

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I have an '18 Renegade Sport with 16 inch wheels. I got some aluminum aftermarket wheels for it and found the wheel weights rubbed on the caliper only when turning sharply. Tire shop found the weights could be moved inboard and the problem went away. Not sure if this is like what you have but maybe this is helpful?
 
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