Question about Chevrolet Venture
Sounds like a wheel bearing is going bad
Posted on Feb 07, 2012
Testimonial: "Thanks Jeff, it make sense I will replace them this weekend, I let you know the result."
You more than likely do not need to replace "them".
To see which one is bad first you will need to narrow down whether the noise is coming from the front or the rear. If it sounds like it is coming from the front than drive it until you hear the noise. Then, when it is safe to do so, turn to the left and right enough to make the body of the vehicle roll to one side or the other. If the noise is worse turning right and becomes less noticeable turning left than focus on the left bearing. If the opposite is true than focus on the right bearing.
If the noise doesn't change rotate the tires and see if the noise follows.
To check the bearings buy hand secure the vehicle from rolling. Place the transmission in nuetral. Jack up one wheel and spin it by hand why holding the coil spring with the other. You should be able to "feel" the noise in the coil spring. Try this on both sides. If one bearing is bad you will definitely feel a difference.
it is also possible that the bearing is bad enough that it will have some play in it. With the tire off the ground grab it at the 12 and 6 o'clock position and push/pull. if you feel the tire move the bearing has play.
The most common bearing to go bad is the drivers front. But any of the other three can also be bad.
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Posted on Feb 07, 2012
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