Noise in right rear wheel, roaring rattling there a bearing in 98 lumina or just strut?

Mark Spivey

Asked by Dec 15, 2015 at 06:42 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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There is a wheel bearing and from what you say it is probably bad.

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Mark Grignon

I concur. A bad wheel bearing will make a humming noise. If I thought I had a bad wheel bearing I would turn the vehicle hard in both directions. If the humming reduced in noise or went away turning right (lifting the weight/load off one side) it is a bad wheel bearing on the right. Repeat to test left side. Just something I used to do.. and still I suppose.

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