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2000 Jimmy front right tire intermittent squealing and howling tire


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Lloyd 2
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Aug 27, 2006, 9:48 AM

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I changed the front brake pads about two months ago, and recently rotated the tires. I saw no unusual wear on them to explain the howling....When I am going down the Interstate at 65-70 and I'm not touching the steering wheel, there isn't very much noise. If I turn the steering wheel AT ALL the tire just HOWLS. When I'm in town cruising, I have an intermittent squealing from the front right. It does it under acceleration, while coasting, over bumps, and pretty much all the time under light/moderate braking. I'm wondering if maybe a wheel bearing may be going out? I've never really messed with those...Are they difficult to replace? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 27, 2006, 7:25 PM

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Re: 2000 Jimmy front right tire intermittent squealing and howling tire Sign In

Can you isolate this to left or right? Brakes and bearings can cause noise and hard to describe but squeeling sounds like brakes, and howling I'm not sure of. Bad bearings usually sound like a rough road on just one wheel -- I've never seen both sides at once but if this vehicle has been under water all bets are off, T



Lloyd 2
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Aug 29, 2006, 11:08 AM

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Re: 2000 Jimmy front right tire intermittent squealing and howling tire Sign In

The noise is coming from the passenger side front tire area.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 29, 2006, 3:08 PM

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Re: 2000 Jimmy front right tire intermittent squealing and howling tire Sign In

OK: You know which one so without waiting jack that wheel up and spin it and jockey it around. Check your brake work too.

Can't recall right now as a bearing on this might be the whole hub. If it has a large non greasy nut it's a whole hub that costs more. Doesn't matter this is a safety issue and you can do it and air tools will help, Good luck and let us know how you make out with this, T







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