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How can I tell if it's a wheel bearing going out? When I brake on the freeway, my car shakes alot. Also, my husband said that he noticed that there is some noise coming from the passenger front tire? He said that his friend told him it could be a wheel bearig going out?

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Shaking when braking is caused by warped rotors. Have them resurfaced.
Bearing will cause noise that gets worse with speed and will let up when turing a certain direction.

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