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Q: Noise coming from rear wheel

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When driving can hear like a scrapping noise or something rubbing against wheel

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: A rubbing or scrapping noise coming from th...

A rubbing or scrapping noise coming from the rear of this vehicle is most commonly caused by one of two things. The rear wheel bearings that are part of the rear hubs are going bad. These wheel bearings are not serviceable and need to be replaced with the rear hub. You can check this is the problem by removing the rear wheel and turning the hub to see if you hear noise in the bearing or in the rear brakes. If the noise is in the brakes instead of in the hub then the rear brake shoes may need to be replaced from normal wear. [https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-shoes-rear-replacement] These are the two most common problems with noise in the rear of these vehicles and a thorough inspection should be done to isolate the cause of the noise.

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