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Wheel rub at high speeds.

I have a 2003 civic sir with 140,000kms.
While driving from about 60km/hr + there is a fairly loud humming sound that im sure is coming from one of the tires. It sounds like plastic from the wheel well rubbing on a tire. I'm pretty sure its coming from one of the front two tires because whenever i turn left it the sound stops. I checked all the tires and it looks like nothing is making contact with the rubber. Any ideas on how to diagnose this/what it could be?
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    Scott Bauer Jun 24, 2009

    I did that to all 4 tires and any play out of them.
    I just took it to a shop and the mechanic went for a drive and told me it was the left rear wheel bearing... but he based that only on where he thought the sound was coming from. Is there something i can do to make sure so i dont order the wrong part? if i take the LR wheel off and rotor will i be able to tell?

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It sounds like a bad bearing on the right side hub. you can check this by raising the front of the car till the tires are off the grond. Grab the tire and try to wiggle it up and down and front to back if there is any play replace the bearing. check both sides

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