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Right front wheel plan and road noise

I started getting some road noise that increased with speed. It seems to be coming from the right front wheel area. I thought it was the sound tires make when they need to be replaced but, although worn, I seem to have plenty of tread left. I jacked up the front end and noticed left to right wheel plan (not top to bottom) on the right front wheel but no play on the left tire. When I make a right turn I notice the road noise decreases.

At first I thought I may have a wheel bearing going bad, but I can't find anything in my Haynes manual to suggest that. CV joint maybe?


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  • messtruck Mar 15, 2009

    It was the wheel bearing! After replacement the noise went away. Not hard to do, but took all day because I wanted to make sure I did it right. I have since done another wheel bearing replacement and it went quickly! Took more time getting the parts than replacing the wheel bearing!

    Thanks everyone!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    howling noise in right front wheel at high speed

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    howling noise in right front wheel at high speed

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when turning left the wheel seams to be stuck

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I have replaced the hub bearing but still having clunking and a whirring noise when driving done the road.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I can see that the wheel stop is making contact with the frame

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    hear 'grinding' in left front,worse when turning right,changed wheel bearing for third time, thought 2 were bad,still makes noise,any suggestions?manual trans



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I have a 1999 GMC Jimmy. I am now getting a roaring sound comming from what I think is the front end. This is a 4x4. I looked in one book that I have and it said that if it is a barring I have to remove the complete axal to fix it.Is this something that I can do? I am good with my hands and aaaahave a good working abillity with cars.

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Sounds like a wheel bearing,but check your table bushings.They're hockey puck type bushings at rear of front suspension table.if loose table will contact cradle esp.on turns or braking.

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