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2006 chev hhr sounds like noise in front wheel bearings they all seem tight are the bearings replaceable or do I have to replace complete hub?

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Clicking noise is due to loose hub caps.. if you are outside of your car wiggle the hubcaps.. is that the noise that you are hearing? you hear it when you go over bumps because it wiggles itself loose... even though the lugnut caps are tight,.. find yourself some heat resistant foam of something spongy and glue it to the inside of your hubcaps EVENLY.. not too tight just enough that the caps are snug.. if your model doesnt have hubcaps then you are probably looking at the wheel bearing ..

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On most vehicles you can buy the bearing already pressed into hub. but call any auto parts store to find out if yours is. have a good day!!

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