WHAT WOULD CAUSE A ROARING SOUND COMING FROM ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1999 Nissan Maxima
  • 23,529 miles

What would cause a roaring sound coming from rear of car while driving? Sounds like it is coming from the rear tire

Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 3:00 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Most probably a bad wheel bearing. Jack up the rear of vehicle, release the handbrake ans manuall spin the wheel. If there is a coarse noise, the bearing is bad. Compare the 2 sides, using one as the reference guide.

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Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 10:46 AM
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If you put your fingers on the strut spring while the wheel is turning, you would be able to feel the difference if the wheel bearing is bad.

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Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 10:47 AM

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