Well, wasn't the tire. New tire and still making noise, so out we go to start on the left side dismantle project. Probably will do both hub assembly kit and cv shaft, then see if we still have noise.
UPDATE: Put car on jacks and had someone sit in the car with it running and in drive. Had them just let it idle in drive. Left wheel moved a little then quit spinning, but right side continued to rotate. Sound started but with ear close to tire could not hear that the noise was coming from wheel bearing. Standing in front of car I could hear the noise quite easily and also the grinding noise was also obvious. Put piece of pvc up against mid bearing on right shaft and could hear some noise but that could have just been engine noise. So I guess I will change the cv shaft and might as well change bearing and hub assy while I am in there. Will take pics and put together a thread on what I did, when I am done, so that others may see what they are in for.
PS Does anyone know if trans fluid will come out when I pull the shaft out?
Last edited by steveandbelinda; 03-07-2013 at 11:48 AM.