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Old 04-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Rear end noise

I recently started to hear a noise coming from around my back right tire. The noise speeds up with the speed of my car, but if I accelerate it goes away. I've spent all week trying to figure out what it is but just cant. It's a loud squeak/ knock and only does it when I'm rolling. I've taken the tire off and spun the rotor to see if I can hear it but I can't. Any input?
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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put the back end on jack stands and turn off the DSC run the car and get it to about 60 and pop it in neutral listen for a noise as would indicate a wheel bearing. does it happen over bumps more or rolling on smooth flat
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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put the back end on jack stands and turn off the DSC run the car and get it to about 60 and pop it in neutral listen for a noise as would indicate a wheel bearing. does it happen over bumps more or rolling on smooth flat
Just replaced both wheel bearings, it does it all the time unless accelerating. Bumps don't effect it.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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Anybody else experiencing the same problem? The noise tends to lighten up whenever the clutch is in or in neutral. When coming to a stop it becomes a longer squeak. It has to be something rotation because as I'm coming to a stop it goes in and out and you can hear it squeaking at a certain point.. It's getting very frustrating.
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