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Old 10-18-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Front wheel noise

When driving I can hear a noise coming from the front wheels, maybe only the front left wheel.

The noise gets faster when the wheels move faster. The noise gets louder when slightly braking, but harder braking stops the noise.

The noise sounds in between a rubbing and a squeak sound, like "wub wub wub" sound. What could be the issue?
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:42 PM   #3
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Rock stuck in caliper? Ive had it happen.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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It could be a stuck caliper piston or wheel bearings. I think the front wheel bearings are going bad on my GA and plan on replacing them soon. It sounds like a loud roar at highway speed and also decreases with vehicle speed but I don't hear the noise at all below 50mph.
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It could be a stuck caliper piston or wheel bearings. I think the front wheel bearings are going bad on my GA and plan on replacing them soon. It sounds like a loud roar at highway speed and also decreases with vehicle speed but I don't hear the noise at all below 50mph.
I have also noticed a loud roaring at high speeds. How do I check for sure if its the wheel bearing? Are wheel bearings changed in pairs or does it matter?

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Old 10-19-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
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I have also noticed a loud roaring at high speeds. How do I check for sure if its the wheel bearing? Are wheel bearings changed in pairs or does it matter?
You can jack up the front end and then grab the tire at the 3 & 9 oclock position. Try to wiggle the tire left to right to check for play in the hub bearings...if you feel any wheel play then the wheel hub bearings are worn. You do not have to replace the hubs in sets, but when one goes the other side isn't far behind. I just ordered a set of Timken hubs from Rockauto and plan to change both sides at the same time.
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