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left front wheel noise , help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scrappyk5, May 29, 2002.

  1. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    well in a previous post i stated about wheel noise and figured it is probably the wheel bearings. well i pulled the wheel off
    and the bearings are good, and the wheel spins nice. so
    now i am back to try and figure what the noise is. as long
    as i go straight, there is no noise , but when i come to a stop
    the noise is there and when i am turning the steering wheel
    while driving , it makes the noise. its a humming noise when
    i turn to the right , but its a hum-hum-hum-hum, when turn the
    steering to the left or when applying the brake. is it a warped rotor?
    a bad tire ? or warped brake pads?
    would it be a bad u joint at the hub ?
     
  2. smack

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    The very first thing I'd do is figure out if the frequency of the noises gets higher (faster) with a faster speed or if it slows down when braking as speed decreases. Have you changed wheels or tires lately?
     
  3. sinchphoto

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    did you check both of the bearings on the spindle?
    did you have grease in there?
    maybe its your hubs. i had a similar noise and thats what it was. When i stepped on the brakes it causes weight to shift to the front of the vehicle putting more stress on the front axle. thats why the noise gets louder.
     

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