Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Noise from front driver's side

asked by on

I hear a noise from the front driver's side. It could be a bearing noise or possibly brake issues in the front.

A: Hi. Bad wheel bearings usually make a rotat...

Hi. Bad wheel bearings usually make a rotational growling noise that coincides with vehicle speed. Wheel bearing noises can be pinpointed by turning the wheel and listening to the bearing area with a stethoscope. Brakes can also make a rotational noise if the wear indicators are dragging on the rotors. This can be confirmed with a visual brake inspection. Both brakes and wheel bearings are safety items, so I suggest you have your vehicle looked at as soon as possible. I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle’s noise issue and replace any damaged parts.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Noise when turning the steering on motion 2007 Toyota Camry

Hello - your symptoms suggest worn strut bearings, which can make the noises you describe when turning the steering wheel. These components are especially sensitive to doing this in colder weather. I would recommend a suspension inspection by a mobile,...

Q: Trunk won't lock

Hello. When you say the trunk won't lock, I am assuming that the trunk lid will latch closed but you are able to open the trunk after remotely locking the car. If your car is equipped with keyless ignition, be...

Q: Brake pads 6mm = near end of life?

Hi, thanks for writing in. If the brake pads thinnest pad thickness is at 6mm then what the mechanic most likely recommends is to have the brakes checked in a about 1000-2000 miles to see if they will be needed...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...