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#2834507 - 12/14/12 07:48 AM Re: Tire noise or wheel bearings? [Re: mechtech2]
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Registered: 01/10/10
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Loc: Rochester, NY
Originally Posted By: mechtech2
Wheel bearing make noise before they can be felt to be loose.
If yours are the simple 'bolt on a new hub' type, consider a Rambo shoot 'em all approach, and replace them both.
BTW, at 30k, what do you expect from your tires now? They are past their prime.

The all-seasons are past their prime, but the winter tires have less than 10K on them.

Upon further investigation, it does appear that these are the "bolt on a new hub" type. When I get a chance I'll try the various suggestions to try to determine whether they're bad, and then it shouldn't be too hard to replace if necessary.
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#2834971 - 12/14/12 03:22 PM Re: Tire noise or wheel bearings? [Re: NateDN10]
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Wheel bearings can be pretty bad without feeling looseness manually, or roughness.
It is NOT a sure test.
Only if it is REALLY bad is this helpful.

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#2835545 - 12/15/12 06:08 AM Re: Tire noise or wheel bearings? [Re: NateDN10]
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^^^OMG! If you can FEEL the bad bearing from the drivers seat in steering response you are likely in danger of catastrophic failure!
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#2835658 - 12/15/12 09:15 AM Re: Tire noise or wheel bearings? [Re: NateDN10]
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Registered: 10/16/10
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My experience is that tires can become noisy as they age even if tread wear is uniform, so I wouldn't exclude the tire possibility just yet, especially as winter tires tend to be noisier than all-seasons.

If bearings are expensive, you could try a new set of tires. Most tire manufacturers provide a 30 day "test drive". If you keep the old tires and the new ones don't solve the problem, you can return them for a full refund and put the old ones back on. Cheaper than experimenting with wheel bearings.


Edited by Danh (12/15/12 09:17 AM)

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