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Old 04-21-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Help with annoying groaning sound from rear

A whirling/groaning sound is coming from the rear it seems, the faster I go the louder it is.. my exhaust has no leaks and doesn't sound like an exhaust anyways.. bearings are new all around, and wheels have no play whatsoever.. took the rear wheels off and spin ed the drums and no sounds... tires? Not sure, will include an amateur clip at best... will appreciate the help with what this groan can be! Tires have good air, and even thread wear.. tires are general altimax HP 215 45 17s. Rims are straight and true, all wheels and tires are balanced.. noise is becoming extremely intolerable... and is much louder than the video



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Old 04-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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It could still be a wheel bearing. They're really tricky. IIRC, the torque for the rear hub nuts should be 173 ft/lbs. Also some bearings on the rears of these just come bad from the manufacturer, and torqueing them incorrectly could wear them out in as little as 10,000 miles or less. Just check the hub nut torque (by the way that's for rear drums. Not completely sure about the disc setup.) Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Try swapping wheels front to rear.

Had ONE tire that made a noise like a bad bearing, kept checking the front, didn't see any issues, swapped tires & the noise went away... (off to the back, but it wasn't noticeable there) NEW tires, put on by the Dealer B4 I bought it by the way...

Might help in determining bearing growl or tires...

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Update.. changed the rear wheels with another set just go around town.. down the darn block I realized noise was there still. On highway I was making sharp turns to see which side (although I'm replacing both sides, I have a 2 yr warranty that ends in Nov.) It was and its the drivers rear, sharp left turn and the noise almost completely goes away

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