Q: Rear wheel bearings making noise

asked by on

I think I need to have the wheel bearing replaced on the rear wheels. I say this because I sometimes hear a loud banging coming from the rear driver's side of the car.

Hi. Wheel bearings typically make a rotational growling noise that is proportional to vehicle speed. So, I doubt what you are hearing it the wheel bearing. Doing some research, it looks as though quite a few people have had problems with the rear shock bushings on cars like yours. Other potential problems include the shocks themselves, control arm bushings, and trailing arm bushings. A trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose the banging noise on your vehicle firsthand.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Rear wheel bearings making noise

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: Loud scraping noise

Depending on what type of vehicle you have, the loud scraping noise coming from the front passenger wheel could be a few items. First and most likely is that the wheel bearings are grinding due to lack of lubrication inside...

Q: 12 equinox 2.4 turns over a little bit when no start intermittently occurs 2nd try alwy works. replaced batt ,p062f ,p015a0

Code P062f relates to long-term ecm memory. If the battery and battery voltage are good, make sure the battery terminals and cables are clean and tight at all connections. The ecm may be sensing that voltage is incorrect. If the...

Q: Why isnt my my idler working

If your A/C is blowing hot air, you may be referring to your compressor clutch that is not engaging. This could be due to low refridgerant in the system. When refrigerant is low, it is usually due to a leak...

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...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...