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      10-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Front wheel bearing

My 128 has been developing an increasingly louder drivetrain noise over the past year... the noise seems to follow the speed of wheel rotation... it's very loud at highway speeds, kind of like a rhythmic "whoomp" noise.

Is this the sign of a worn out wheel bearing?

At low speed, I can also hear a squeaking noise that follows wheel rotation... turning left will sometimes increase the squeak sound.

I have a few months left of CPO warranty and about a year ago the dealer 'could not duplicate the problem'... I want to try one more time and point them to exactly what they should be looking for. Any advice??

Thanks in advance.
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      10-18-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like it could be passenger-sidewheel bearing. How's the noise in a faster sweeping turn to the left?

We had the front left wheel bearing going in my wife's car - it would make the "whoomp-whoomp" noise most when taking a ramp to the right.

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