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post Sep 12 2010, 10:06 AM
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hellllo errybody,
so when driving my stratus, there is a quite audible humming sound. this is especially loud right around 40 mph. when going straight and when i turn the steering wheel left, it hums. but when i turn the wheel right, the noise completely stops. i am told it could be wheel bearings? help!!
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post Sep 12 2010, 11:22 AM
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Try searching...
I really doubt that nobody has commented on a "humming noise" problem.
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post Sep 12 2010, 11:35 AM
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ya i did search buddy
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post Sep 12 2010, 01:17 PM
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It is your wheel bearing...most likely your right one. Don't get too stressed about it, it's a simple thing to fix with a little mechanical know how and basic tools. The part isn't too expensive either...I paid about 50 dollars a side for mine. But start with your right side, replace it, and then if the noise continues move on to the left side. But do not haste on fixing it...you could risk additional damage. Not to mention an unsafe condition.
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post Sep 12 2010, 01:18 PM
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It very well may be a front wheel bearing going bad. If you can jack up the car from the center crossmember under the front get the whole nose off the ground so the wheels are in the air and shake the tires top to bottom, not side to side, to see how much play isin them. If either side "wobbles" much worse than the other, that's the bad bearing side. If the hum is loud enough to hear already, it must be solved quickly, that bearing has a very short expected life ahead
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post Sep 12 2010, 01:33 PM
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QUOTE (whiteout @ Sep 12 2010, 02:18 PM) *
It very well may be a front wheel bearing going bad. If you can jack up the car from the center crossmember under the front get the whole nose off the ground so the wheels are in the air and shake the tires top to bottom, not side to side, to see how much play isin them. If either side "wobbles" much worse than the other, that's the bad bearing side. If the hum is loud enough to hear already, it must be solved quickly, that bearing has a very short expected life ahead



and if the splines on the axle and hub assembly are seized you are boned into either cutting off the axle and replacing both the hub and axle, or bringing it some where with a large press. I have to cut the axle. The press did absolutely nothing as well as every other tool and note to go about doing it.
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post Sep 13 2010, 07:13 PM
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alright thanks yeah thats what i thinkin, and thanks to those who actually help and not just put the automatic "search for it"

its quite a relief!!
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post Sep 13 2010, 09:10 PM
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It's no problem to help you out dude. Just understand when these guys say use the search button it's because they've seen guys come in throw in about 20 or so posts ask a bunch of questions that could have been answered by a simple search. I've gone through these forums and I guarantee you over 60% of the old posts are unnecessary because there was a detailed account covering the same topic previously posted. I did a quick search and found a couple of topics covering wheel bearing on the first page. I'm not trying to flame you, just stating the facts. good luck with the bearings though. Shouldn't be to hard to fix.
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post Oct 12 2010, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (whiteout @ Sep 12 2010, 12:18 PM) *
It very well may be a front wheel bearing going bad. If you can jack up the car from the center crossmember under the front get the whole nose off the ground so the wheels are in the air and shake the tires top to bottom, not side to side, to see how much play isin them. If either side "wobbles" much worse than the other, that's the bad bearing side. If the hum is loud enough to hear already, it must be solved quickly, that bearing has a very short expected life ahead



A unitized bearing will cause play in the wheel in any direction, not just vertical. If it's ONLY vertical, it's the ball joints. If it's ONLY horizontal, it's tie rods. If it's EVERYTHING, it could be EVERYTHING. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/Chair.gif) You have to look at where the halfshaft goes into the knuckle/hub assembly when you're shaking the tire, and see if the joint has play while the knuckle and tie rod stays put.
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post Dec 30 2010, 11:02 AM
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I had somewhat of the same problem with my stratus. It would hum like crazy. When you jacked it up and checked the bearing seemed fine just a little play not much. So I went ahead and replaced the passenger side bearing. once i had it all the way out it was completely shot. But it still hummed so replaced all 4 wheel bearings still hummed. Found out it was my rear tires not wearing correctly and had to get the camber adjustment kit to fix and a whole new set of tires. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif) That was not a cheap fix in my book. But hopefully it was just the bearing in your case.
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