Over the last couple of weeks my Clio (1999 1.6 16v) has been producing a noise that is progressively getting louder. It appears to be coming from the driver’s side rear and gets louder with speed. The noise does not change pitch with revs, so would not appear to be gearbox related, nor is it affected by braking.
My initial thoughts was that it could be the wheel bearing but I have jacked up the car and the wheel does not appear to have any free play when I rock it, and appears to be quite smooth when I spin it. Could it be some part of the suspension?
Any help on how to diagnose or fix the problem would be greatly appreciated.