Jack up the wheel and grasp it at 12 and 6 o'clock try to rock the wheel, if it moves at all the bearing is bad. CV joints will not cause a vibration and wheel bearings don't always make noise when they fail.
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0 Zetec MTX
2003 Ford Escape 3.0 Duratec
Last edited by DerbyDave; 11-14-2012 at 04:16 PM.