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?
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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that depends on if you think the noise is coming from the motor, or the actual road noise that comes with driving , its probably the same at both speeds but sine you have less air and outside noise,, you hear it more at lower speeds. does it make the same noise when started but not moving? if you answer that yes, then its something else besides road noise, if it is no, then get your front end checked, it could be anything from a bad alignment to a bad wheel bearing, or bad brake ,
Sounds like a possible wheel bearing failure. Jack that wheel up and grab the tire at the top and bottom and shake/yank it hard - you should have basically no movement out of it. If you shake it and find looseness, that's a bad wheel bearing.
check your wheel bearings, brakes and backing plate, since you said the noise is proportionate to speed i'm pretty sure its your wheel bearing, does the noise change when you turn (get louder or softer?) if so, i'm 98% sure its the wheel bearing
THIS NOISE IS USUALLY THE HUB. HAVE SOMEONE GO WITH YOU ON A TEST DRIVE. GET THE ROARING TO HAPPEN AT ITS LOUDEST AND GENTLY SWERVE THE CAR LEFT AND RIGHT. DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU THINK BOTH HUBS ARE BAD.
LIFT THE FRONT OF THE CAR AND PUT IT ON JACK STANDS. PULL OUTWARD ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TIRE WHILE PUSHING INWARD ON THE TOP OF THE WHEEL. IF THE WHEEL MOVES EXCESSIVELY YOU FOUND THE HUB THAT IS NOISY.
USING A MECHANICS STETHOSCOPE YOU CAN SOMETIMES HEAR A ROARING TYPE NOISE ON THE BACKING PLATE SIDE OF THE HUB WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE TRANS IN GEAR. TRY NOT TO GET THE SPEED UP TOO FAR ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN HEAR THE NOISE AT LOW SPEED, YOU DON'T WANT TO VIBRATE OFF THE STANDS.
It sounds like a possible bad front wheel bearing they will make like a humming or growling noise.The pull could be air pressure a little lower in the right front tire than the left front check the air in all tires and if pull is still there take the left front put it on the right front and put the right front tire on the left front.Sometimes tires get what they call radial pull and that will fix it or make it go the other way if it goes the other way either get new tires or put the back tires on the front of the vehicle and put the front tires on the back.