Mechanics

WHEELBEARING NOISE

2005 Volvo S40 • 60,500 miles

It sounds as if one of my front wheelbearings is away but I jacked the car up and there is no play on the wheels. Could a bearing still be away with no play on the wheel? Or could the noise be coming from my tyres?
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Mcvolvo
April 29, 2013.



Wheel bearings can become noisy and will be long before they develop play. The sure-fire way to identify a noisy one is to jack the car up and run it in gear, then listen next to each one with a stethoscope. One will make some noise, but the bad one will be MUCH louder.

Caradiodoc
Apr 29, 2013.