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Noisy, cyclical vibration coming from the front end.

I had my tires rotated a few months ago and soon after that was completed I started to hear this cyclical vibration coming from the front end, as far as I can tell. My best guess is that the belt in the tire is broken so that every time the tire takes one revolution, the weak spot in the tire creates a noise. It gets noisier and quicker as I approach 30-35 MPH and then will fade to a certain point after that but not completely go away. Also, when making a right turn the noise becomes much more pronounced and when making a left turn the noise just about dissapears.

The cyclical vibration cannot be felt in the steering wheel but can be felt throughout the car in general, however, the noise is what is most noticeable. I even took both tires off the front end and one off the back and didn't notice anything physically wrong with the tire.

Any suggestions on the cause of this noise is appreciated.

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Old 10-19-2010, 09:47 AM
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What kind of vehicle???????
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I'm guessing!! wheel bearings. Especially since the noise changes through a corner. A right turn will shift more mass onto the left front wheel and the noise increases. A left turn goes the opposite way and the left wheel gets a bit lighter so load on the wheel bearing decreases along with the noise.
You might also consider that it might be rear wheel bearings causing this as the symptoms will be the same.
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Its a '99 Grand Prix SE with 135,000 miles. Not much of a hot rod at all but I will defnitely have one someday.

Are the bearings something I can check on my own with hand tools at home or is that strictly for a mechanic?
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Here's an article on checking/replacing wheel bearings I found on the net. There's plenty of info on this out there.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...enance/4205243

Good luck.
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Here's an article on checking/replacing wheel bearings I found on the net. There's plenty of info on this out there.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...enance/4205243 hid kits

Good luck.
Nice, thats actually a really good one. Appreciate that.
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No prob, hope you get it solved.
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