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When in motion what could cause the wheel to make a heavy humming sound

When in motion what could cause the wheels to make a heavy humming sound

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Wheel bearings IF the wheels are balanced

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

Testimonial: "the wheels were not balanced. the vehicle needed to be aligned and the outter tierods need to change."

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