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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Noise from the front left Wheel

I own a 2001 outback and recently i started hearing what sounded like wheel bearing noise coming from the left front wheel. The noise increases with speed. I lifted the car up and checked for vertical play (top to bottom) but their was no play instead the play was side-to-side even though i replaced the inner tie rod a year ago. What could be causing the noise if there is no vertical play? Has anyone experienced such a contradicting event, and if so what did it end being? Thanks
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i have a new front wheel bearing if you need one Part # 517008 $25.00
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Thank you for offering to sell me a wheel bearing but i first need to find out of that is what i need first.
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i started hearing what sounded like wheel bearing noise
Wheel bearings often make noises without any apparent slack in the bearing itself. In addition, brake components and the backing plate can make noises that are speed sensitive.

What makes you think it sounds like a bad wheel bearing?

Perhaps a description, or recording, of the sound might be recognized by others who have had the same symptoms.
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Wheel bearings often make noises without any apparent slack in the bearing itself. In addition, brake components and the backing plate can make noises that are speed sensitive.

What makes you think it sounds like a bad wheel bearing?

Perhaps a description, or recording, of the sound might be recognized by others who have had the same symptoms.
It sounds like the rumbling of a train wheel on a rail. Best i can describe.
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My front wheel bearing got quite loud without any play or looseness, and it wasn't getting tight or hot.

Mine broke the rule of the 'bad bearing gets louder when it's on the outside of the turn', it actually got quieter with increased load.

I had to use a mechanics stethoscope against the strut spring while spinning the wheel with both front wheels in the air and the trans in neutral before I could say which wheel bearing was bad.
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