I have a 1999 Chevy S-10 that has 47,000 on the odometer. I have
experience hub noise the last two weeks. (Thought it was in the back
but wheel noises are hard to pionpoint).Move the steering wheel
slightly right and noise lessens, go around a slight left curve and
the noise worsens. It turns out that the passenger side hub was bad.
Recently, I made a trip to New York City via I-78. On the return trip
in the rain I hit a nasty pot hole doing at least 55 that I couldn't
see in the driving rain storm. I am a little surprised that this has
caused a bearing failure since there was apparently no other damage.
My repair cost at a dealer is $567. The GM replacement hub was $465.
If the driver side ever goes, I may do the repair myself. I posted
this for info because of some of the other posts in this and other NG
concerning premature failure of this part.