How do you know if your wheel bearings are going bad?
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    How do you know if your wheel bearings are going bad?

    Some of you have reported that your dealer replaced your front wheel bearings and it helped reduce the moaning issue you were dealing with. Was there a sign the bearings were bad or did your dealer just decide to change them?

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    I took our '05 Ody into the dealer last week to have them check into a vibration that I was feeling through the steering wheel. This vibration was not a 'shake' type of vibration but was more like something was touching somewhere and was being transmitted up through the steering column. One you knew it was there it could be felt at all speeds but was more noticeable around 55-60 mph.

    At first the tech tried to blame the tires and said they needed rotating but once I talked to him and explained in detail what it felt like and more noticeable at 55-60mph he then took it for another test drive and felt it too. He replaced the left front wheel bearing and that seems to have resolved the problem.

    The vibration was slight but noticeable. Hope this helps!

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    I just returned from the dealer and they replaced my front left wheel bearing as well. The noise I was hearing before is now gone!

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    wife has been complaining about increased road noise lately.

    we had the rear seat down, so you can hear more road noise.

    i had the tires rotated and the sound still persisted.

    she took it to honda and they said it was prolly bearings, but they couldn't narrow it down.

    we have an appt at 7 tom morn. to drop it off.

    problem is , is that we're leaving outta town fri. night.

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    well they ended up replacing the rear bearings. luckily the van was "certified" good up to 48k. we had 39.5k
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    night and day difference.

    sounds like tire noise, but louder. problem is that it's progressive so you kinda get used to it.

    how you determine whether it's tire or bearing is to rotate your tires, if noise change then it's tire, but if noise persist, it's the bearings.

    cost was like $280 for both rear bearings, ours was covered under warranty, but i was ready to call honda becuase 39.5k on bearings is unacceptable.
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    In my experience, A lot of times when a wheel bearing going bad.....and you are driving down the highway....If you turn ever so slightly....the noise will go away as the weight shifts and the strain on the bearing shifts...As soon as you return to a straight forward motion..It comes back...

    This has been my experience in the past.....
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