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Need help: Front wheel bearing noise that is not the wheel bearing

idreamidrive

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A week after I threw on some brand new tires, I am getting the wheel bearing grumble. Goes away when I turn right. Replaced right bearing, still there. Replace left bearing, still there. Noticed that my lowered ball joint was bad, I am reaching here for a fix, replaced. Still there.

So I was thinking it has to be the passenger axle now, but the I started thinking, is it? I only know of axles making a clicking noise when bad. Could it be that bearing on the drivers side axle right by the motor? I need some guidance as I am lost.
 

prove_it

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Bearing on the half shaft or a front diff bearing is out.

Also have someone sit in the back and listen to the rears. Sounds can be deceptive.
 
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idreamidrive

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Tie rods have been replaced in the last 2k miles.

I am thinking the easiest diagnosis will be to jackstand the car and put it gear and listen with a stethoscope.

I will report back.
 

CutlassJim

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Try swapping to a different set of tires or putting the noisy spot tire in a different position. The snows on my GS make it sound like my left front wheel bearing is bad but goes away on my summer set.
 
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