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Old 08-10-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
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For the past couple of weeks I have noticed a humming sound coming from my front drivers side wheel. It really gets noticable around 40 mph and gets louder as my speed increases. As I turn my wheel from one side to another the pitch of the hum goes from high to low but it'* still there. I think my bearings are bad but before I let the dealer rape me in price, I want to make sure that I have diagnosed my problem correctly. Any help would be great.
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Swap your tires and see if the sound follows that tire. It could be a bearing, could be the tire out of round or unbalanced. Also do you feel any vibration? (Tie-rod)
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Thats exactly what mine sounded like before they went.
Does it seem a bit louder when you turn one direction or the other, this is because of loading and unloading of the bearing as you turn.
I replaced the passenger side then 20k later replaced the drivers side. You can run on it for a bit longer before it really acts up, eventualy the speed sensor will crap out and for sure you have to replace it then.
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Hub Assembly, no doubt about it. Replace it, then throw the old one away. I'm guessing, but it may be $350-450 installed at a GM Dealer. Just curious, how many miles on your car?
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Default Humming Noise from fr dr'* side & rickety feeling w/L tu

I've had the same problem with my '00 Bonneville SSEI hearing a humming noise at first when making a left turn. Unfortunately, I have an appt tomorrow to bring "Supercharged" in to the dealer for some TLC. Now, it'* starting to have a rekety feeling. I think that it'* a tierod (sp.?). We'll see...

Anyway, I love my car. The only other problem that I started having with it lately is that no matter what speed I'm driving, there is a really bad hesitation/bucking where I have to either let off of the gas or floor it. I only use Ultra 93 and have noticed that my gas milege has decreased. I was told that it could be the O2 sensor. I'm also having that looked into tomorrow.

If anyone else has had these problems, please write me back.
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rdenier says: <The only other problem that I started having with it lately is that no matter what speed I'm driving, there is a really bad hesitation/bucking where I have to either let off of the gas or floor it.>

I experience that same prob lately with my '02 SSEi. First changed plugs....nope. Then wires...nope. Finally a can of fuel injector cleaner for about 1/2 tank of gas did the trick. Couldn't hurt and could save you a little dealer money!

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