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Old 02-08-2020, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default Wheel bearing

Hello,
Driving home the other day I hear a wheel bearing howling. Sounds like the right front , pass side. Had a fresh timken in the garage, had it pressed in, I reassembled and, alas it was not the culprit.
When turning slightly left I can hear the noise lessen.
Any easy way to diagnose with greater accuracy the corner of the car it's coming from?
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wheel bearing

Jack the wheels up one at a time - and try forcing the wheel top to bottom. That is - one hand on top outside, other hand bottom inside. A bad bearing will usually be indicated by a felt clunk......

I might suspect a CV joint...

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Old 02-09-2020, 01:43 AM   #3
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I've had a number of wheel bearings on Saturns that have no discernible play even when the bearing sounds like its about to fall off

spinning while placing your hand on the spring, Ive had varying success with that

Running it up to 40mph while well supported on jackstands 99% success

CV joint, wheel bearing, intermediate bearing, differential bearing 1 in 5?

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Old 02-10-2020, 11:03 AM   #4
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+1 Here's a video of Eric the Car Guy isolating wheel bearing noise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdRpnK5MGQ8

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Old 02-10-2020, 12:24 PM   #5
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Woo thats a bit scary I jack up both sides and listen to both sides with someone else in the car

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Old 02-12-2020, 09:23 PM   #6
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I'd be more scared with both fronts on jack stands! Just be super gentle with braking.

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