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Old 06-17-2003, 12:26 AM   #1
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I have a droning noise from the front end that starts at about 50kph and is worst at about 90kph. It feels as if you have snow tires on the front, and I can not identify it as coming from the left or right. I have checked the tires for any irregularities and they look fine. Rotors, pads and calipers are in good shape and I replaced the left bearing assembly because it seemed a little loose. If I could hear the noise coming from the right side, I would replace that bearing, but it seems to come from the middle and is definatly related to road speed. Should I just replace the other bearing?
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Silver.. haven't seen you around for a while.. glad you still got your beauty...

It sounds like a bearing problem to me as this has occured a few months back to Muffin ( Tamara'* ) 95 SE in which the bearing had to be replaced. Since you already troubleshooted your tires brake calipers and so on..

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Shake the suspect wheel with your hands, in and out while the car is sitting on the pavement. Does it feel loose?
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Thanks for the info guys. I changed the right bearing and the noise is completely gone. Odd thing was that the left bearing felt loose so I replaced it first and the noise was still there. The right one felt tight, but the ABS sensor was rusty inside.
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Always good to replace both at the same time for good measure. The other usually goes bad shortly after the other.
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