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Humming, grinding from right front wheel, uneven tire wear

Sounds like a bearing but unsure how to replace front on a four wheel drive.

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SOURCE: noise in front end, sounds

You say the rear wheel axles and bearings have been replaced, you mention nothing of the front wheels, you have the symptoms of a front wheel bearing being worn out, remove them and check for pitting in the bearing rollers or the bearing races, I am sure you will find a problem. Hope this helps solve your issue with the bearing noise.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Stuck Right Front Wheel Bearing Assembly

With a "puller" or if that doesn't work the old hammer and chisel all around the parting line till it frees up.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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SOURCE: grinding noise from right rear tire. I think it

First remove right rear tire and wheel and inspect rear brakes and drum for any problems,like a worn out brake shoe or a broken return spring.Also check brake drum for heavy scoring.If all the above look good rotate hub assy. and feel for any rough spots as you are rotating it.If you feel any roughness replace rear hub assemly.Hope this will help you.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Scraping grinding noise in front passenger side

When both a scraping and grinding noise is heard from a wheel, it typically indicates a problem with the brakes, not the bearings. If when the brakes are applied, the noise changes, it does indicate a possible brake issue. I would first check the brakes and then take a close look at the bearings, as they can still cause the grinding noise, but not typically the scraping noise. Hope this is helpful.

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SOURCE: My front end makes a loud humming noise.

Alignment will not create a sound by it's self. The most common cause of humming (especially if you have an agressive tread design)is a wear pattern in the tires...check for that or rotate the tires around & see if the noise changes. If it does then you know it's in the tires. & Not always, but most of the time a bearing noise will increase or decrease in intensity if you load up one side at a time by doing 35-50 mph & turning slightly to each side.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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