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Loud noise in front end like wheel bearing


mcrosby
01-30-2006, 04:39 AM
I have a 2000 Alero 3.4L. It has always had a lot of road noise, but I attributed that to the sporty suspension like the Grand Am has. I recently rotated the tires and the noise from the driver side wheel is almost unbearable. I thought it was probably the tread on that tire, although the tire looks just like the one I rotated to the back. Yesterday the noise was significantly less. I remembered the Olds Calais I used to own did that and I ended up relacing the wheel hub/bearing assembly. Is this a common problem for this car?

Thanks,

Mike

BNaylor
01-30-2006, 08:36 AM
I have a 2000 Alero 3.4L. It has always had a lot of road noise, but I attributed that to the sporty suspension like the Grand Am has. I recently rotated the tires and the noise from the driver side wheel is almost unbearable. I thought it was probably the tread on that tire, although the tire looks just like the one I rotated to the back. Yesterday the noise was significantly less. I remembered the Olds Calais I used to own did that and I ended up relacing the wheel hub/bearing assembly. Is this a common problem for this car?

Thanks,

Mike

Yes it is. When they go bad they'll make a moaning or clicking sound and most of the time nagging abs and trac off lights when the wheel sensor part goes bad. Replacement of the complete hub/bearing should fix it.

vamc
02-02-2006, 08:18 PM
I think i had the clicking sound with mine. I think that was at about 89,000mi or so, i could be wrong. I have now 134,200 i think. give or take 100mi or so. runs great.

neilly7
02-03-2006, 06:19 PM
Yes it is. When they go bad they'll make a moaning or clicking sound and most of the time nagging abs and trac off lights when the wheel sensor part goes bad. Replacement of the complete hub/bearing should fix it.

I had recently found this site and think it is great. I also had this clicking sound , after almost a month it seemed they found the problem, if clicking sounds like it is coming from the right front end, try checking starter drive I was diagnosed as starter drive loose/touches flexplate during right hand turns, after much frustration it has been fixed, goood luck :grinno:

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