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My 1998 Cavalier has a vibration that increases with speed

I can feel this vibration under my feet with speeds over 30 mph. It has new wheel bearings. The sound and intensity are not affected by turning in either direction.

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You may have to get your front struts checked.

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The noise you're hearing is consistent with a bad wheel bearing. It's true, the only way to actually tell is to pull the hub/bearing. I'd try to isolate what side of the car the noise is coming from and pull that wheel. If it's not a wheel bearing, it could be transmission related but these things are usually solved by replacing the wheel bearing.

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