Typically, with bad wheel bearings on a front wheel drive vehicle, there will be a change in the noise when swerving the vehicle right and left. The noise will either diminish, or become more pronounced in one or the other direction. That is often times the case, not always. There is a possibility that maybe the brake backing plates were disturbed, and now they(it) are contacting the rotors. If the frame was lowered to remove the rack, maybe the flexible joint exhaust joint suffered some trauma. Does this noise only occur while the vehicle is in motion, accelerating or coasting?
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 AT 9:43 PM