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Front End Noise.

Hey All....Just Wondering , Have Any Of You Get a Noise From The Front End Of Your Car..Like If Your Rotors Were Rubbing? Well My Trep Has Been doin This For Quite Some Time...I Can Be Driving With The Music Blasting And I can Still Hear It...its Driving Me Insane...Almost Like Somethings Bout To Fall Off...The Noise Gets Louder As I For Example Switch Lanes On The Road. Mostly to The Right.. Left I Hardly Hear It..That when im Turning Left That Is. ...Does Anyone Have An Idea? Am i In Any Danger?
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Do you hear it only when you step on the brake? If so it could be your rotors. Does the noise intensify with speed? Could be tires. Try putting your spare on the side that to be making the most noise.
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I Hear it In Regular Driving..Lets Say Im Goin Like 30 To 50 MPH's..And The Noise Intensifies With The Turn Not Really Speed...Its A Metalic Sound Not Rubbery...
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I Hear it In Regular Driving..Lets Say Im Goin Like 30 To 50 MPH's..And The Noise Intensifies With The Turn Not Really Speed...Its A Metalic Sound Not Rubbery...
I would take a look at the pads and rotors if I were you. Also if it occurs when you hit the slightest bump, its most deff. your sway bar links.
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If it's a high pitch squeak or squeal, check that the rotor shield (rectangular piece of sheet metal that hangs down from the steering knuckle between the control arm ball joint and the rotor) is not bent and rubbing the rotor. That will create a squeal that changes with temperature and with turning and braking. If so, just bend it outward away from the rotor 1/8 to 1/4". Since it intensifies when you turn right, I'd check the left front rotor shield.
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I agree with these guys if it's a "screeching" type of metallic noise. But, if it's more of a whirring/humming noise that is rotational but comes and goes by turning the wheel one way or the other, don't rule out the front wheel-bearing hub. This has been a periodic problem for my LH cars. If that's what it is, I'd suggest avoiding the cheap Chinese-made replacement hub. Junk! Good luck!
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I agree with these guys if it's a "screeching" type of metallic noise. But, if it's more of a whirring/humming noise that is rotational but comes and goes by turning the wheel one way or the other, don't rule out the front wheel-bearing hub. This has been a periodic problem for my LH cars. If that's what it is, I'd suggest avoiding the cheap Chinese-made replacement hub. Junk! Good luck!
I would havve to agree with the second statement here. If changing lanes is making it louder its likely a bearing hub. Pull the wheels and look at the rotors and see if there is any wear but also see of the hub is moving in the steering knuckle. Put the whhels on and have someone move the top of the wheel in and out while you look at the back side. The worn hub is pretty obvious but looking weom the back will allow you to see it moving rather than mistaking it for some worn bushings. If your sticking your head under the car make sure it's on stands please.

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I agree with these guys if it's a "screeching" type of metallic noise. But, if it's more of a whirring/humming noise that is rotational but comes and goes by turning the wheel one way or the other, don't rule out the front wheel-bearing hub....
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I would havve to agree with the second statement here. If changing lanes is making it louder its likely a bearing hub. Pull the wheels and look at the rotors and see if there is any wear but also see of the hub is moving in the steering knuckle. Put the whhels on and have someone move the top of the wheel in and out while you look at the back side. The worn hub is pretty obvious but looking weom the back will allow you to see it moving rather than mistaking it for some worn bushings...
I agree with those guys that agreed with everybody else.

Almost certainly a bearing if not a high pitched screech, and if it changes loudness when zig-zagging from side to side. I would add, however, that out of the 10 or 11 bad wheel bearings I've encountered in my lifetime on my personal cars, not once was there enough wear to create any noticeable play when shaking the wheel (due to bearing preload). People always mention that as a test, but I don't think it's usually valid. Just my opinion. Perhaps it's just because I always notice the problem when in it's early stages of minor noise.


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Do you have any vibration on the front end with the noise? It is definately your rotors. And make sure you get your axles checked out. Cause less than a year after I got my brakes and rotors replaced that my axle snapped on the right side. Talk about problems. Get it checked.
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Just to give my $0.02 - I had to have a bearing replaced a few months ago. It was a squeaking noise in driver side front that only showed up when turning. It was more annoying than anything since it would show up even when my radio was on. Good luck.
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its not a squeaking.. its more like a womp womp womp... but metallicaly...btw rotors and pads are new...am i in any danger if it is the bearing?
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One more thing to consider: Are your lug nuts tight? That might sound like a stupid question - but it's happened to me twice (just last week the most recent time) where I thought there might be a bearing or axle problem from the noise that was being made - turns out the lug nuts had loosened - that is not uncommon on aluminum wheels. It would fit with the "womp womp womp" sound you describe.
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Ima Check In The Morning...LOL Even Though Im On Here At 3 In the Morning...LOL....When Theres Light And Im Wide Awake ..Ima Check Them Out....
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I have the same exact problem!!!!! was it the wheel bearing???
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Yea They Are The Bearings But Shit Broke 2 Fix....Noise Keeps Gettin Worse..Im About To Retire her Till I can Find My A** A Job...Im Such A Bum LOL
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