Truck tire noise

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Old 03-02-08, 05:49 PM
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Truck tire noise

Hello all,

I have a 1997 oldsmobile achieva that has a truck tire noise in the front.
Is there anything else that can cause this other than wheel bearings and tires?

Thanks a bunch,
Mike
 
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Are you talking about a loud humming or growling type noise at road speeds that can give you a migraine?... usually a bad bearing.
 
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Old 03-03-08, 07:42 AM
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Carefully look at the wear pattern on the tire treads. Some tread designs get very noisey if they start to wear a little uneven. If the rear tires are quiet you might want to swap tires front to rear and see if the noise now goes to the rear. I have personally heard tires with this noise and it sounds just like a bad wheel bearing. If it is not the tires it may be a wheel bearing.
 
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Old 03-03-08, 05:12 PM
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Yup,

I have replaced both bearings, and rotated tires...

The tires are Daytons, I think that was the name!

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The number one reason for bearing failure is improper installation.

Why were they replaced the first time?
 
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They were replaced thinking it would stop the noise....

What do you consider improper install?

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by TRUCK TIRE NOISE, I presume you are talking about an uneven roaring/whirring sound at road speed. have you had the front end lined up and wheels balanced? both sides noisy or just one(or can you tell)? check the wear rating. the better the rating, the harder the rubber and possibly more noise(rating is on tire noted by a letter-A-B-C-D.) i had some that wouldn't wear out but were noisy as heck. hope this helps!
 
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If there was noise immediately before and after the wheel bearing replacement, I wouldn't worry about the bearings.
 
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Originally Posted by mikeTN View Post
by TRUCK TIRE NOISE, I presume you are talking about an uneven roaring/whirring sound at road speed. have you had the front end lined up and wheels balanced? both sides noisy or just one(or can you tell)? check the wear rating. the better the rating, the harder the rubber and possibly more noise(rating is on tire noted by a letter-A-B-C-D.) i had some that wouldn't wear out but were noisy as heck. hope this helps!

Thats a good point,

If i remember correctly D is the highest or is it A?

You can hear the noise, Just as you start moving and of course gets louder the faster you go.

I will look at the wear rating, That makes sense because it seems like the ride has felt rougher since we purchased those tires...

Mike
 
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