2001 Chrysler Sebring Vibration in front end (right) during

Tiny
BRUTUSS100
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 86,000 MILES
I have been noticing over the past couple days a vibration in the right front wheel area when driving. It is mostly evident when decelerating through 40-30 mph, and accelerating from 40-50 mph. I feel it slightly in the seat and steering wheel, but I can also hear it. Almost a humming sound; steady, consistent, even. It doesn't affect steering (no wobble, pull, etc.) And so far it doesn't affect speeding up or slowing down. I think it is either a wheel bearing, shaft bearing, or harmonic balancer, but I don't really know what those all feel like when they are starting to go bad. It started about 4 days ago. It is slightly louder than before, but increase is very gradual. No accidents, potholes, etc. I commute 1 hour to work every day.
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Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 1:54 PM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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Your harmonic balancer has nothing to do with the wheels.

Usually, if a wheel bearing was bad, you'd hear it get louder as speed increases. (Sounds like the whine of a jet engine)

Also, your tire/wheel could be bent and/or out of balance.

Either way, you'll have to take it to a shop because there's simply no way for me to diagnose that problem.

Sorry, but if you need any advise before taking it to a shop, let me know. I will be glad to help.
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 AT 5:16 AM

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