Q: Shaking at low and high speed, clicking noise from the left front tire

asked by on November 04, 2016

Car shakes at high and low speeds, sounds like a helicopter

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there, thanks for writing in. The issue you’re describing is most likely due to failed or damaged wheel bearings on the driver side. Every wheel on your car is attached to a hub and inside this hub is a set of lubricated wheel bearings that allows your tires and wheels to spin freely without building up too much heat. They are engineered to last a very long time, however, eventually they will lose their lubricity, wear out, and need to be replaced. If they break entirely, it can cause a wheel/tire combination to fall off the car while at speed, leading to a very unsafe driving situation.

Please contact a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, and have them inspect your vehicle’s shaking condition first, which would include a test drive to be certain that the wheel bearings need to be replaced. This is a job that should be done in pairs (so have both sides replaced at the same time).

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