low pitched noise from rear right wheel when going 50-60mph???

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Old 24 Jul 2006, 06:04 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default low pitched noise from rear right wheel when going 50-60mph???

I have a 98 Camry with 100,000 miles on it.
For the last month or so have been noticing a sound best described as a
low wooooing sound coming from th right rear wheel when traveling at
appr 50 to 60 mph. Don't hear it below or above those speeds. What is
the probable cause of this noise?

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Old 24 Jul 2006, 06:42 am   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 98 Camry with 100,000 miles on it.
For the last month or so have been noticing a sound best described as a
low wooooing sound coming from th right rear wheel when traveling at
appr 50 to 60 mph. Don't hear it below or above those speeds. What is
the probable cause of this noise?

Geez I'm slack but I draw the line at things which might kill you or someone
else on the freeway. It could be a wheel bearing, loose centre nut, wheel
nuts or brakes. Might not be expensive or hard to fix but a month is too
long to just listen to it. Jack it up and have a closer look or take it to a
mechanic... now. Might be a tyre, even so there's probably something wrong
with it.


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Old 24 Jul 2006, 07:08 am   #3 (permalink)
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Vic, to diagnose a bad wheel bearing (which sounds probable based on your
description) drive down a road (preferably with little or no traffic) unil
you duplicate the noise. Then see-saw the steering wheel GENTLY back and
forth so the weight of the car transfers left and right. If one of the
rear wheel bearings are bad, you will hear the noise you are describing
get louder and softer as the weight on that corner is loaded and unloaded.
BTW, rear wheel bearings are a breeze to replace. If you are mechanically
inclined at all it can be a DIY job for sure.

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Old 24 Jul 2006, 10:35 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: low pitched noise from rear right wheel when going 50-60mph???

Don't you have to press the outer race into the disk?


qslim wrote:
> Vic, to diagnose a bad wheel bearing (which sounds probable based on your
> description) drive down a road (preferably with little or no traffic) unil
> you duplicate the noise. Then see-saw the steering wheel GENTLY back and
> forth so the weight of the car transfers left and right. If one of the
> rear wheel bearings are bad, you will hear the noise you are describing
> get louder and softer as the weight on that corner is loaded and unloaded.
> BTW, rear wheel bearings are a breeze to replace. If you are mechanically
> inclined at all it can be a DIY job for sure.
>

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Old 24 Jul 2006, 04:07 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, every one I have done (no Toyotas though) I have been able to knock out
the old and knock in the new, using a punch 6-8mm dia and hammer. Just go
round as you tap and they slide slowly.

"Stubby" <William.Plummer-NOSPAM-@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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> Don't you have to press the outer race into the disk?
>
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> qslim wrote:
>> Vic, to diagnose a bad wheel bearing (which sounds probable based on your
>> description) drive down a road (preferably with little or no traffic)
>> unil
>> you duplicate the noise. Then see-saw the steering wheel GENTLY back and
>> forth so the weight of the car transfers left and right. If one of the
>> rear wheel bearings are bad, you will hear the noise you are describing
>> get louder and softer as the weight on that corner is loaded and
>> unloaded.
>> BTW, rear wheel bearings are a breeze to replace. If you are mechanically
>> inclined at all it can be a DIY job for sure.



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Old 24 Jul 2006, 06:50 pm   #6 (permalink)
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No, the rear wheel bearing is avilable as a sealed unit only with the hub
already pressed in. Remove the rear drum and there are 4 bolts that hold
the hub/bearing in place. Thats it.

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