Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Wheel keeps humming, I think it's a wheel bearing

asked by on

When traveling at around 40+ mph, there is a humming noise from the front the tires. The tires still have a lot of tread.

My car has 163000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. I believe you&#3...

Hi, thanks for writing in. I believe you're on the right track. Wheel bearing failures are common on many GM vehicles particularly their trucks and SUVs. I would recommend having your wheel bearings inspected with a mechanic's stethoscope to determine which one is causing the noise. From there, if a replacement is needed, I would recommend having the wheel bearing replaced by a qualified professional with every with every retort to specification. Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to inspect this noise for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

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

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Instructions on how to replace a rear wheel bearing

The bearing is contained within a unitized hub assembly that is bolted to the knuckle. The entire assembly is replaced (i.e., bearing with hub). A calibrated torque wrench has to be used because the axle retaining nut has to be...

Q: A/c stays on unless turn fan off.

Hi there. This issue could be as simple as a broken or damaged relay switch, AC control switch, or could be caused by a mechanical problem with the AC condenser. The best way to know for certain is to...

Q: Heater puts out hot air when set 80 degrees or higher, cool air if set lower

Hello. From your description of the problem is sounds like it may be acting normal. It sounds like you are saying that when it is turned to hot it gets hot and when it is cold it turns cold. If...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.