Originally Posted by Purplehazeir
There certainly are more than one thing in their that can make the noise. You may have replaced wheel bearing thinking that was the original issue, and have a had a half shaft, CV joint or linkage problem all along and now have another bad wheel bearing. Test the wheel bearing like Dan mentioned, then pull the tire off and check brakes, brake pads, rotors, stabilizer, end links and then go to the half shaft.
The wheel bearing was replaced in June. It was making a fairly loud "rumbling" at speed. Once it was replaced, the noise went away immediately and the car has been fine (except for the having to rebuilt the trans) The tire scrubbing thing is new within the past week or so.
Jacked the car up today. Wheel only moved a small bit at the 9 and 3 mark when you really yanked on it. The movement appeared to be coming from the rack area or inner tie-rod ends (if these cars even have them). I had to yank on the tire pretty hard to get it to move at all.
I reached up and yanked on the half shafts and they didn't seem to have any obvious movement either. All the boots looked fine.
Thanks for your help thus far! Further suggestions/ideas? I'm thinking of rotating the tires just to see if it does anything. For some reason my fronts are worn quite a bit more than my rears. >