1998 Honda EX Accord - has had a loud humming in the front - sounds like the tires but tires are new. Sound gets louder when I speed up and when I slow down. Could it be the wheel bearings need to be...
The symptoms match those of wheel bearings getting worn out. One sure way to determine it is not coming from the transmission is by taking the vehicle to a decent speed, say 35 MPH ,and put it in neutral. If the humming continues unchanged, then it comes from bearings, and if it drops, then it might come from transmission or engine. 135000 miles is way over the life expectancy of a set of bearings.
If the bearings are starting to fail, they produce a high pitch sound, almost a whistle, and if they are almost gone, they produce a deep rumble. High speed turns might subdue the sound, or make it worse, depending on if you take weight of bearings, or increase it.
Jul 12, 2011 |
1998 Honda Accord