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Right front wheel makes clikking noise when turning right. ok turning left or going stright.

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It sounds like you have a bad CV-joint on that axleshaft.

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Front wheels make a whirring sound Is this a wheel bearing or could it be c v joint


if it changes when turning right or left it is a wheel bearing if noise does not change when turning try rotating tires from front to rear and see if it goes away as it may just be tire noise

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I hear a loud grinding noise when i drive my car


Check front tyres & wheel bearings espesially the R/H/F. Feel tyre for high / low spots on inside & jack up & spin wheel if you get noise while jacked up it is not the tyres but wheel bearing or brake pads but more than likly a crook bearing by the sound of it. It needs to be tended to ASAP

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OK, let me be more specific on the front noise on my 2006 Honda Accord, EX, 4cyl. I have 80000 miles and about 3000 miles ago, I started to hear a noise , which I believed was coming from the driver side...


While driving and with radio off, listen to the noise. Find a road that is clear on which you can drive without any traffic. Drive at a constant speed and make light shifts to the left and right, by doing this, the weight of the vehicle will shift to the apposite side of the steering wheel to which you turn.
When you turn to the left, the weight goes to the right (passenger side) wheel, if the noise stops, you may have a bad wheel bearing.
When you turn to the right, the weight goes to the left (driver side), if the noise stops, you may have a bad wheel bearing.
If the noise does NOT go away, then you may have bad CV's.
Another way to check is by lifting and securing in jack stands. Vehicle in neutral and with your hands, rotate wheel with one hand. Other hand place on suspension component. Spring of strut. If you feel slight vibration, you may have a bad wheel bearing.
With vehicle on jack stands, one hand on top of wheel and other on bottom, try to see if you can move the wheel in and out which may be a had CV.

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I have a 1996 chevy suburban. Every time I turn left it makes an squeaking/rubbing noise. What could it be?


Its hard to say for sure but if the brakes work OK in a stright line brakeing situation with on steering wheel shake side to side . Its most likely a ball joint problem . Although it could be a wheel bearing or a blown shock or a tierod end . The best thing you can do is to jack the front of the vehicle up be safe about it put it on stands and block the rear wheels . And see if the wheel moves up and down or side to side i don't mean turn it . If you can feel movenent no matter how minor there is a problem . Then you need to viseuly inspect to parts in the front end compare it to the other side look for riped boots and oil leaking from the shocks if all this looks OK check the wheel bearing it maybe loose . But look at the boots on the upper and lower ball joints and remember any movement at all it a problem it should be tight all parts in the entire front end

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There is a roar at the front driver side wheel we have had tires checked and that was not the problem . when you turn wheel to right the noise stops , if you go stright or turn left the noise remains.it...


You need to replace the wheel bearing. I would bet it is the right side. When you turn to the right the load of the vehicle is transferred to the left. Less load on the right side and the noise goes away. It is a classic sign of a bad wheel bearing.

I can give you further instructions on how to make the repair. Just need to no if its 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive.

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My car makes a bad growling noise. Everyone said that it was a front wheel bearing because that tire was worn down really bad on the outside. I replaced the passenger front wheel bearing, and it is still...


WHEEL BEARING USUALLY STARTS MAKING A ROARING TYPE NOISE WHICH USUALLY GETS LOUDER THE FASTER YOU DRIVE, SOMETIMES THEY WILL BE LOOSE , TO CHECK JACK UP THAT WHEEL AND GRAB TOP AND BOTTOM OF TIRE AND SHAKE, IF THERE IS MOVEMENT, TRY TO GET SOMEONE TO ROCK TIRE FOR YPU AND WATCH WHERE AXLE GOES INTO CENTER OF BEARING AND SEE IF AXLE IS MOVING WITH TIRE MOVEMENT AND SPINDLE REMAINS STATIONARY, THEN IT IS BAD BEARING, OR SOMETIMES THERE WILL BE NO MOVEMENT, THEN BLOCK REAR WHEELS AND RUN CAR WITH THAT WHEEL IN AIR AND SEE IF YOU HEAR NOISE, GOOD LUCK.

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Run hot wire from battery stright to bat. side of coil and see what happens.

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Grinding noise changes with speed stops when turned right. replaced left front wheel bearing. noise is still there. whats wrong ?


Does sound stop when you turn LEFT?

Turning RIGHT puts the heavy load on the LEFT front wheel.
That initially STOPPED the noise, correct? So why did you change L?

Turning LEFT puts the load on the RIGHT. Did you change the RIGHT?

Let's say this:
If turning RIGHT stops the noise, it's the RIGHT one that's likely bad.
If turning LEFT stops the noise, it's the LEFT one that's more likely bad.

Make sense? Turning RIGHT loads the LEFT wheel; and vice-versa as the WEIGHT SHIFTS AWAY FROM THE TURN.

More than likely it is what some folks call a CV joint problem, not wheel bearings. Try backing up and then going forward to see if "clunking sound" or a sharp "bang" is heard. Wheel bearings and CV joints only work if smooth. Sometimes a BEARING RACE is bad. Also, a bad spindle / part of the CV joint / transaxle assembly worn or badly machined. If in a WET ENVIRONMENT especially, u may want to try marine grade grease or teflon-added grease.




Does sound come from POWER STEERING PUMP area?

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Roar in right front when making right turn


Sounds like your wheel bearing is going if no other noises present when braking

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