A couple of weeks ago I posted about a grumbling front wheel bearing
on my '99 Malibu. The question was, could I wait awhile for the good
weather, or did it need replacing right away. Response was mixed.
Anyway, I put another 1000 km or so on the vehicle. Noise got
somewhat worse, but not terrible. Today we got a break in the
temperature so I had at it.
I was CONVINCED by the sound that it was a drivers side bearing. Just
to be sure, I put a stethoscope on the bearings while the car was on
stands with the fronts wheels spinning. Guess what, it was the
passenger side making the noise.
Popped off the old & on with the new. Also used the new style axle
nut so maybe some longevity for the new assembly. Now smooth as silk
Moral of the story, sounds travel & don't assume!
Thanks Shiden_Kai & others for the advise.