Wheel bearing - signs of worn

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The signs of a worn or failing wheel bearing can manifest in various ways. Here are common indicators that your wheel bearing may need attention:

  1. Noise: One of the most common signs is a grinding, growling, or humming noise that increases with vehicle speed. This noise is often more noticeable when turning, as the load on the bearing changes.

  2. Vibration: A worn wheel bearing can cause vibration or a noticeable shimmy, especially at certain speeds. This can be felt through the steering wheel or even in the vehicle's body.

  3. Play or Looseness: If you jack up the vehicle and there is noticeable play or looseness when attempting to move the wheel by hand, it could be a sign of a worn wheel bearing.

  4. Uneven Tire Wear: A failing wheel bearing can cause uneven tire wear. If you notice unusual wear patterns on your tires, particularly on one side, it could be related to a wheel bearing issue.

  5. ABS Warning Light: In vehicles equipped with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), a malfunctioning wheel bearing can trigger the ABS warning light on the dashboard.

If you suspect a worn wheel bearing based on these signs, it's essential to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage. Click here for a general guide on how to replace a wheel bearing