Re: how do you know if you have a bad wheel bearing?
Check your tires on the side that it sounds like it's coming from. inspect them for separated tread, thrown weights, and bulges in the sidewalls or tread area.
Usually if there is thumping and vibration the cause can be.
* Tires out of balance (Thrown weight, etc.)
* Tires are unevenly wore (Not rotated regularly.)
* Out of alignment
I've just recently acquired a '99 Civic and I'm going through it getting things in order. Mine sounds like I'm rollin' on Buckshot Mudders. From the wear on my tires, I believe it is improper inflation and rotation and my tires are roaring.
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