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I just had the alignment done. When I take a right turn, near the end as I straighten out, their is a strong vibration between 1-2 oclock. Similar behavior with left turns, just weaker vibration. Me thinks tie rods? Any ideas? Thanks.
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I just had the alignment done. When I take a right turn, near the end as I straighten out, their is a strong vibration between 1-2 oclock. Similar behavior with left turns, just weaker vibration. Me thinks tie rods? Any ideas? Thanks.
Or am I crazy to think drivers side wheel bearing?
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Is this on the Suburban?
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Is this on the Suburban?
Wo, failure by me. No. It'* the 02 Aurora, 3.5 L
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Who did the alignment? A good shop should check things over well before they align it.
My FWD had the R tie rod end a bit loose, and the R bearing hub was bad.
Even in a slight turn it would almost do jump to right LOL.
I would get it on a lift and get the whole front end checked over good.
Even though there was no movement in tire, to indicate a bad bearing/hub there were some bad vibes..and a bit of a humm.
I used an auto stethoscope while wheels off ground, were spinning at 1600rpm and listened from the backing plate of hub.
You could definitely identify it was bad by comparing L side & right was bad.
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Who did the alignment? A good shop should check things over well before they align it.
My FWD had the R tie rod end a bit loose, and the R bearing hub was bad.
Even in a slight turn it would almost do jump to right LOL.
I would get it on a lift and get the whole front end checked over good.
Even though there was no movement in tire, to indicate a bad bearing/hub there were some bad vibes..and a bit of a humm.
I used an auto stethoscope while wheels off ground, were spinning at 1600rpm and listened from the backing plate of hub.
You could definitely identify it was bad by comparing L side & right was bad.
I had the front end of the ground. Horizontal and vertical movement on the front left wheel. There is a strange squeaking noise that only changes when turning right, but not under braking. I'm gonna swap the wheel bearing, 183k miles original.
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Missed that question, Belle Tire (Michigan)
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I had the front end of the ground. Horizontal and vertical movement on the front left wheel. There is a strange squeaking noise that only changes when turning right, but not under braking. I'm gonna swap the wheel bearing, 183k miles original.

Get Timken if you can.
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Get Timken if you can.
Thanks for the advice. I actually picked up a MOOG (it was in stock locally). My experience with MOOG has been good, but i will go with TIMKEN for my Suburban. The Olds Aurora just needs to run for a couple more years.
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Moog is good too, but I always stick to Timken for bearings if there is a choice. Best place to get them (if you can wait 2 or 3 days) is rockauto.com.
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