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hi. can you guys tell what to look for when a wheel bearing is on the way out ,had the whole front end suspension replaced ,got rid of the clunks and creeks over speed bumps,but i'm still getting a noise when i'm driving (sort of like whurring noise annoying)only asking had the car 6 weeks and i've paid 1k to get it on the road and my wife is really starting to bend my ear .
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got the same problem.... anyone ?
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sorry to say it sounds like a wheel bearing to me- it will get slowly worse until it begins to sound like an aircraft taking off (as on an old Fiat of mine some years ago!)

If you take a passenger along with you and try them in different seats you can figure out which wheel is the problem.

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if it's very worn you should notice some play if you jack it up with the wheels off the road and then grab opposite sides of the wheel and rock to/fro. Or, take wheel off, remove brake pads and then turn the hub, you'd hear a scraping sound and it may not feel 'smooth' turning...

it'd probably sound worse when completely cold as the gap from wear would reduce when cold.

How is brake disc/pad wear - another possibility is one of the pads dragging slightly against the disc...

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