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Old 10-03-2003, 03:07 AM   #11
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I swore I was hearing a simular noise from the passenger side. Checked the passenger wheel bearing and it was bad. Replaced it and still had the noise. Rechecked the new bearing and it was fine. Decided to check the driver side. There was no play in the bearing, but I decided to remove it and check for roughness anyway. Got it off and it wouldn't turn easily and was very rough feeling. Replaced the driver side wheel bearing and noise I thought was comming from passenger side is gone.
Just my personal experience. Don't know if it might apply to you also or not.
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I do have the air compressor but that is not the problem. The noise is definitly heard when the car is moving...at speeds of around 20 - 45MPH...but is considerably louder when I turn right...applying the brakes does not affect the hum. Stumped on this one . Maybe worn axle or badly worn front-end suspension. Tires seem OK...
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I swore I was hearing a simular noise from the passenger side. Checked the passenger wheel bearing and it was bad. Replaced it and still had the noise. Rechecked the new bearing and it was fine. Decided to check the driver side. There was no play in the bearing, but I decided to remove it and check for roughness anyway. Got it off and it wouldn't turn easily and was very rough feeling. Replaced the driver side wheel bearing and noise I thought was comming from passenger side is gone.
Just my personal experience. Don't know if it might apply to you also or not.
That may solve my problem... i will check my passenger side...u never know...
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I'm assuming you changed it yourself then?? How hard was it? I don't have a service manual yet, since I can't find one for a Bonneville...just Grand Prix'* and "Full-Size GM'*"

If it'* a PITA I won't mind getting it done at a shop since they will balance my wheels for me afterwards.
Actually I had it done at a Chrysler dearlership...thats where the wife works and no charge for labour...15min. job with the right tools...
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Yeah, but is the humming gone now?
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Well that'* good to hear since I'm pretty sure I have bad wheel bearings on my left wheel at least, but there is NO play. I hate the sound it makes when I turn left...sounds like the wheel will break off...freaks me out. But I don't have the $$ to fix it now. It is the first thing on my to do list when I get the money.
Mine "pops" a bit when I turn left, but I know that'* my ball joint. Already been diagnosed...Now if I can find a little munny....Oh, bother....
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... I don't have a service manual yet, since I can't find one for a Bonneville...just Grand Prix'* and "Full-Size GM'*"
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Changed wheel bearing the other day but huming noise still exists in the front drivers side area. The repair wasn't a waste though, the mechanic said the bearing was toast. He mentioned that one of my tires was doing this. I had wheels rotated to see if noise exists in the same area and it does. Any suggestons ? Maybe new defective bearing?

I know I need strut bearings but I don't think this would cause the humming noise all of a sudden....

OK THIS IS THE SAME EXACT THING THAT HAPPEN TO ME THE NOISE WAS COMEING FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE SO I CHANGED THE DRIVERS SIDE STILL THERE THEN THINKIN MAYBE I GOT A BAD HUB OUT THE BOX RETURNED IT AN INSTALLED A NEW ONE STILL THERE SO TOOK IT TO THE DEALER THEY SAID IT WAS THE DRIVERS SIDE 2 BUT FOR THE HELL OF IT I CHANGED THE PASS SIDE WELL THAT WAS THE PROBLEM SO I SAY CHANGE THE PASS SIDE IF IT STILL DOESNT CURE THE PROBLEM TAKE THE PASS SIDE BACK SO YOU DONT LOSE ANY MONEY ?
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Ya it sounds brutal especially when I turn right. Wheel bearing cost me 159.00 + tax CDN. at Car Quest...GM was way more than that.

WHEN I TURNED RIGHT THE NOISE GOT LOUDER BUT WHEN LEFT IT WENT AWAY
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Ow...my ears...
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