Failures of CV joints I've been associated with had sounds more similar
to a "tick-tick-tick" as the dry section went around. And, once I had
one that would feel like a gear missing a tooth, when climbing a hill.
Bearing failures sound a lot like roaring tires that are badly cupped.
IMHO & YMMV, etc.
Ok, the roar stays constant at 20MPH or higher, turning sharply left or
right. I do not have any clicking when turning the wheel like my Chevy work
truck. So it sounds like it is the wheel bearing that needs to be changed
out. The Chilton book shows how to change them out. It doesn't look too bad.
Any suggestions? Thanks for the help too..
I've had a lot more roaring from tires than bearings, so be sure you
eliminate them first. Check for cupping or other unusual wear.
Sometimes, they are just plain noisy. I had two different sets of Nitto
tires on one of my other cars, and I finally had to get rid of them due
to the noise.
Thanks Ron for the advise. The roar was on the old tires just like the new
tires. I think it is the wheel bearings after all. I've replaced wheel
barings in my Dodge truck and it was very easy since I could get to them in
front of the rotor. I see these bearings are going to be a little
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