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Re: Left front wheel noise.
Hairy green toads from Mars made Jim Williams say:
> I have a 1986 5000CST with 120K miles which has developed quite a
> roaring noise (sort of like a very loud road noise) in the left front
> wheel area. This noise has been developing over the last 10K miles and
> is now too loud to tolerate.
> The noise is always there under all driving conditions, and is loudest
> at 45 - 50 MPH. The left front wheel exhibits a clicking noise when
> rotated by hand which is not heard on the right front. I can't tell
> whether the clicking noise is coming from the wheel bearing or the cv
> joints. The car also has new Nitto "H" rated radials which, when
> rotated, did not affect the roaring noise.
> I feel like this is a wheel bearing problem, but I would like to hear
> from a few other people with more experience on these cars before I procede.
Defintely a wheel bearing.
Been there, done that.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
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