2003 Honda CRV 03 CRV wheel noise

  • 2003 HONDA CRV
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • 140,000 MILES
I'm getting a humming/rubbing noise every time the tire rotates. I'm guessing it's the wheel bearings. Would anyone have directions on how to diagnose which ones and how to replace them?
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 9:21 AM

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Okay now first thing you should do is check if your tyres are scalloped, this also creates a bearing noise, take it to your local tyre shop and get them to have a look its hard to explain what this looks like. If you want to check your wheel bearings you need your vehicle to be off the ground. Start with the rears as they are the most common ones. Hold the shock coil and spin the wheel, now if you feel and hear a rumbling it will be your bearing. Do this with all wheels. You wont be able to do your front bearing as they are a pain. You need to press them out and unless you have all the tools you wont even be able to remove the hub. With the rear bearings its easy oif you have drum brakes. All you do is removes the wheel, remove the drum, remove the metal cap covering the bearing nut. (You can do this by putting a chisel in between the gap and hitting with a hammer do this all the way around until it pops off.) Remove the bearing center nut. Then it will be off. But make sure you phone honda to get a bearing torque as it is important to torque the nut up to the correct torque or you may have issues. And make sure you punch the nut into the groove, you should understand what I mean when you see it.
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