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Wheel Bearing My left rear wheel vibrates, but not as much while going in a straight direction. Also, the faster I go, the more it vibrates and the tire hums. Does this indicate the wheel bearing needs replaced?

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Yes, it's time for wheel bearing replacement. It seems a little premature to me though.

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