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Loud deep hum from under front end thinking its wheel bearings? What other issues should I look for. Not the brakes for sure cuz been replaced recent.

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Depends on the vehicle for one thing.
Wheel bearings usually change pitch depending on if you are turning left or right.

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SOURCE: I Think I have a front wheel bearing problem

yes it has and you need to change it before the wheel flips on you

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you need to get it fixed or the front wheel whichever one it is can fold in on you.

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SOURCE: 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier front End Roar

You must replace wheel bearings in pairs to avoid loading the old bearing and, in time ruining your new bearing hub it is possible that you have already damaged the new hub

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SOURCE: loud humming noise from front end of Durango 4 x 4

You have a hub/wheel bearing going out. You need to jack up the vehicle on each side. Grab the top and bottom of the wheel and try to move it in/out at the top and bottom. If this does not work then roll the wheel as fast as you can and see if you can hear which one it is. Good Luck.

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SOURCE: humming noise in the front end

Does the noise change pitch when you weave the wheel back and forth at 25. If yes you need bearings. I think they are pressed in on focus

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