Wheel Hub

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by bzboardco, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. bzboardco

    bzboardco Rockstar 100 Posts

    My 02 Silverado is beginning to sound like it has mud tires on the front...could this be the wheel hub assy? I have checked the tires for cupping and damage etc. I couldn't find anything wrong plus they are fairly new.
  2. MrShorty

    MrShorty Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's the first thing I think of. I might jack up the front end and rotate the wheels by hand to see if I could hear/feel the grind while I'm in a position to pinpoint where the sound is coming from.
  3. mjalstad

    mjalstad Rockstar 100 Posts

    When you're driving, if you turn does the noise go away or lessen? If so, it needs a hub. Also if you jack it up, put one hand on the top of the tire and the other one on the bottom and wiggle it and feel play in it, you need a new hub.
  4. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    After you get home from work or whatever get out and just put your hands on the center of the wheel it should be cool but if you can feel any heat then they are starting to go
  5. bzboardco

    bzboardco Rockstar 100 Posts

    Thanks guys...The noise does stop when I turn left around a curve and there is play in the wheel. :grrrrrr:

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