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Noisy sound coming from the wheel while driving . . .

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I have noisy sound which at first seemed to be attributed to engine vibrations. I've reved the engine while the car is stationary, but don't hear any vibrating noise; however, when the car is on motion, the noise seems to be coming from the front wheels. Do you have any idea what this mught be? Do you need more specific information? Someone suggested it myght be the wheel bearings, but Iam not savvy enough to discern the truth. Thanks!

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If it's wheel bearings, they should get louder the faster you go. Also, if you have one going out, loading up the suspension on that side will make it louder. For instance, if you have a bad front left bearing, and you take a right-hand turn at speed on the highway, that will load the left side suspension since the car will roll to the left. The noise would get louder. Similarly, if you took a left turn, and the weight shifted off of the left side, the noise would go away.

Try jacking up the car and grabbing the wheel at the top and bottom and shaking it hard. If you get any play or looseness in the wheel, chances are the bearing is bad.

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You can also check if your wheel alingment is out,this can cause the same noise,if when you are driving on a straight road the steering look off center then have your alignment check.if you recently did the front struts that can cause the alignment to go out

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