• Tiny
  • Inxs7144
  • 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 100 miles

Getting a squeal, (loud), from left front wheel. This is the problem; first; the noise doesn't start until car is driven a few miles, second; a squeal isn't really the sound you hear when bearing are gone. Third; I jacked up the front end and there is NO movement at all with my hands at the 6 and 12 o'clock position on wheel! So all signs point to problem NOT being the bearings/ hub!
Now I haven't taken tire off yet to inspect anything else but the brake pads and rotors are new!
I am really at a loss, all I can figure is problem with bearings is just starting so no outward signs yet, or maybe axle bearing? (A guess)
One more thing; legend I spin the wheel forward or backward, (But especially when I spin it backward) and stop wheel very fast I get a clicking sound. Not a good sound!
Any help is appreciated,
Thank you
(Sorry cannot donate right now, but will be happy too when things pick up for me!

Sunday, June 24th, 2012 AT 4:37 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,551 posts

Re check the brake work as it may be a hardware issue with the brakes. Wheel bearing will only squeel when they are really bad and they do it all the time


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Sunday, June 24th, 2012 AT 4:42 PM

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