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Humming noise

(1990 Honda Accord)
in Essex, MA on December 13, 2009
replaced the front wheel bearings and still getting a humming noise that sounds like bad wheel bearings the rear bearings have no slop in them
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on December 13, 2009
Wheel bearings don't have to have any play in them to be bad. Typically what happens is that the bearing surface flakes away and causes the noise. A stethoscope sometimes can help to determine if a bearing is bad. Another cause of humming could be tires.
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