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Old 11-19-2004, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a wierd sound generated by my passenger rear wheel. It is a rubbing sound that occurs every wheel rotation. I have checked the tire and clearances, so I know it isn't anything that simple. Also, there isn't any noticable physical clue, so I don't think it has anything to do with the brakes. My original thought was wheel bearing. What do you all think?

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it could either be a bent rim, a bubble in the tire... the tire could be outta balance... but if its not 1 of those.. then i don't know what the problem is!
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it could either be a bent rim, a bubble in the tire... the tire could be outta balance... but if its not 1 of those.. then i don't know what the problem is!
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Not to be rude, but I clearly said I checked the tire. Also, those problems create a vibration or something you can feel. Which I said there is nothing like that.
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maybe u have a warped disc or maybe your emergency brake is not fully releasing thats the only thing i could think of.
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Is it a metallic rubbing sound?? This could be worn brake pads cutting into the rotor....
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check your wheel bearing as well... trust me you do NOT want one to go bad...
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it sounds like a wheel bearing.


triggrhaapi, you sound like you have a bad wheel bearing story.
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