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What are the signs/sounds of front wheel bearing wear?

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A noise like a locomotive running on rails , sort of a low rumble combined with a whine.

Normally they make that noise in a straight line and get quiet when you turn the wheel as the loading on the bearing then changes

As they are driven by a drive shaft it is impossible to test them by spinning the wheel with the car jacked up

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