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LowSantorin
05-02-2008, 09:01 PM
When driving straight ahead or turning left my car constantly is making a loud drone/hum which sounds liek it is coming from the back. Just got brand new tires today and it still does it. However if i turn right the noise is gone completely. There is no rubbing or anything. Any Ideas?

biketsai
05-02-2008, 09:07 PM
I wanna say that your wheels are not balanced right

Squarrl
05-02-2008, 09:52 PM
rear wheel bearings

Stampy
05-03-2008, 01:04 AM
wheel bearing

LowSantorin
05-03-2008, 03:18 AM
^that was what i was thinking it might be too. Guess ill check it out tomorrow

Mawhitey
05-03-2008, 07:41 AM
left rear wheel bearing

Stampy
05-03-2008, 10:38 AM
Its an easy job and about $100 to fix yourself

ILoveT
05-03-2008, 10:39 AM
I bet it's your wheel bearing. [;)]

djwimbo
05-03-2008, 10:42 AM
RIGHT rear wheel bearing

Fixed.

If the noise stops while turning right, the issue is on the right side. The reason the noise goes away is b/c you're unloading the suspension. This works the same as you're making a left hand turn, the suspension loads from the weight transfer to the right hand side. make sure it's from the rear before you go Gung-Ho on it and waste your time.

95% sure it's the bearing just from how you described it.

ILoveT
05-03-2008, 10:45 AM
Just take a stethoscope and turn the wheel by hand to listen for any abnormal noise and feel for resistance.

Mawhitey
05-03-2008, 12:44 PM
Yeah you right, i get confused. I should read properly, My bad