Go Back  Blazer Forum - Chevy Blazer Forums > Modifications > Tires and Wheels
Reload this Page >

Wheel bearing noise that is not coming from wheel bearings

Tires and Wheels What skins are you rollin' around on? Discuss wrapping your rims in here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Wheel bearing noise that is not coming from wheel bearings

  #1  
Old 03-05-2011, 05:50 PM
ComputerNerdBD's Avatar
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Eastern Central New York State
Posts: 1,004
ComputerNerdBD is on a distinguished road
Default Wheel bearing noise that is not coming from wheel bearings

Hey everyone. I am getting front end vibration and noise starting at around 20 mph and increasing with speed (not engine power) until the wind noise cancels out the front end noise. Here is what I know what it could and cannot be:

-Wheel bearings are only 1 year/12k old.

-Truck was test driven yesterday by a 4x4 shop (I had them look at a possible front axle leak. It was power steering fluid leaking from above the axle. The differential is full and not leaking.) and they reported "wheel bearing noise" that doesn't respond as bad wheel bearings do when they change pitch during turns. This was before I told them I have new bearings and they rotated the tires.

-CV Axles are between 2 and 2.5 years old and not leaking or making noise.

-Rotating the front tires with each one off the ground leads to a very faint noise with little resistance and wiggling it up and down leads to no play whatsoever that I can detect. Left and right there is play, but it isn't in the bearing, tie rods or idler arm. I already know I have a worn steering box and I think it is that.

-Tires are 9.5 months old and the one now mounted to the front left is missing a .25 weight. They were rotated yesterday.

-Front differential has a Posi-Lok and the noise is the same whether it is locked or unlocked.

Is it possible that the missing weight is causing an out of balance wheel to make the front end vibrate and make noise?
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
brianp
Engine & Transmission
4
08-11-2014 04:16 PM
82tank
Full Size K5 (1969-1991) GMT415 (1992-1994) Tech
3
07-14-2012 08:54 PM
ComputerNerdBD
Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain
4
08-30-2011 10:59 PM
blacer2000
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
6
08-29-2010 05:00 PM
gERgMan
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
6
05-15-2008 08:19 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Wheel bearing noise that is not coming from wheel bearings


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.