WHINING WHEN DRIVEN, GETS LOUDER AS YOU SPEED UP OR TURN LEFT
2000 GMC Safari
May, 13, 2012 AT 4:18 AM
The front passenger side tire area whines when I get over 20 mph and stops when I press the brake. The noise gets louder when you turn left. It was in an accident about 2 years ago and needed a front end alignment, which I did but it just never felt the same. I have been told that it can be the wheel hub or the bearings needed to be repacked. Any suggestions? Thank you for any help.
Can I fix it or do I need to take it to a mechanic? And is that the part I will need if I fix it?
May, 13, 2012 AT 8:47 AM
There are still a few possibilities;
Is the tire as old as the noise? It could be the source of the noise.
The alignment could have too much total toe which tend to cause irregular wear and tire noise. I can see this happening especially if it was an insurance comapany paying for the fix.
You can fix it yourself if it is unitized and bolted in. The only thing you might have to do if it is not is take it to a shop and have them press the bearing in and the ball joints. You can borrow these tools from Advance Auto or Auto Zone on a loaner basis.
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