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kiddonick 11-10-2009 08:23 PM

Wheel Bearing Issue?????
I have noticed some wear on the outside of my front tires.
I have Mud Terrains on there now.

I also thought that as the tires were wearing down they seemed to be getting exceptionally loud.

So this is a tough one as it is hard to describe noises.....
I am wondering if my front wheel bearings are shot. There is a loud humming that gets louder and quieter coming from the front end. When I go around a bend in the road it gets louder and sort of makes a pulsating obnoxious droning a Whah Whah Whah.

I have not checked the front tires for any play as I know this is a dead give away on a shot bearing....i am just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this????:confused::confused::confused::confused::c onfused:

Joe in PA 11-10-2009 08:43 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
Unless you have a ton of miles or really abuse your Jeep, I'd be surprised if its the bearings going bad. When was the last time you had the alignment checked? That would be my guess for the wear and the wear on MTs will certainly lead to louder tires.

Scottina06 11-10-2009 08:47 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
yep....check alignment first

kiddonick 11-10-2009 08:56 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
I will do....I am going to rotate...balance and get an alignment.
I have 70k on the jeep....mostly highway.
I don't beat on it's just the most awful loud droning noise.....Grrrrrr

Scottina06 11-10-2009 09:16 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
the drone could be the unusual wear on the mud terrains

AcidCold 11-10-2009 11:24 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
I am on my second set of wheel hubs due to wheeling, jack it up, secure it, grab the bottom and top of tire (vertically) and rock it back and forward to see if it has any play.

kiddonick 11-13-2009 07:03 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
:):):):)The BEST news!!!! Bearings are a-ok.
Took it to my tire guy today and got a rotation, balance and alignment....GOOD AS NEW!!!!
Thank goodness!!!!!

Thanks for all the tips!!!

05quadratrac 11-13-2009 07:14 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
I had a bearing issue on my Jeep, it sounded like I was running a knobby mud tire on the front passanger side even though it was a stock tire, I couldnt figure out what it was at first till I took it in.

Joe in PA 11-13-2009 07:15 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
Outstanding! :thumbsup:

HEMIBeast 11-13-2009 09:16 PM

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A nice easy fix. Sweet..

kiddonick 11-13-2009 10:53 PM

Re: Wheel Bearing Issue?????
Ya....FOR ONCE....LOL! :lol:

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