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1992 Acura Integra Question: Wheel bearings or bad tires?



beanhoy, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Milwaukee, WI, October 27, 2010, 12:21

Read the info on diagnosing bad rear wheel bearings. How do I distinguish between that and the possibility of a bad tire (right rear tire is pretty worn, left rear is in better shape)? The rumbling sound generally gets louder as the MPH increases. I hear the sound when going straight or turning left, but it goes away when turning right.

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    October 27, 2010, 12:29

    jack up the car and spin the wheel. if it is a bearing, then you will hear it and feel it.


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    ZeeTech, October 27, 2010, 14:42

    You can also switch wheels and if the noise follows the wheel, it's the tire.


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