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Wheel bearing can I drive car with noisey wheel bearing

(2004 Mercury Mountaineer)
in Saint Paul, MN on December 23, 2012
Just noticed noise in whel bearing and would like to wait due to economics before I hace repaired
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on December 23, 2012
Catastrophic failure possible? Yes? Likely? No.........YOUR LIFE , in list of priorities? ANY noise is somewhat a matter of perception, so for any of us to answer your question with a , sure , don't worry , would be careless (MY OPINION). Without seeing/hearing it first hand , couldn't make a judgement call. Many reasons for a bearing to be noisy , also lots of tire noises can be mis-interpreted as bearing noise. Maybe you might want to have it checked?........by someone in person............Happy? holidays?
on December 24, 2012
Thanks, I had it checked he said "probably" no problem for some additional miles. I will have it
fixed before I drive.
on December 24, 2012
Good -safe choice-.
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