Friday, July 28, 2017

When Your Car Has An Increased Rumbling Sound From The Back.....

It may not be just because of the shoddy condition of Michigan's roads.

There was a fair bit more road noise that I figured may have been a tire and I planned to take it in for a rotation and oil change as it was just about due for both and have it looked at.

Turns out it was the passenger side rear wheel bearing going bad, along with the speed sensor on that wheel which decided to fail the day before I planned to do the oil change/rotation.

The speed sensor going bad caused all sorts of blinking lights on the dash to come to life, and a sudden and complete loss of AWD, traction control and anti-lock brakes. Car was still drive-able but I took it in and got those issues fixed.

$813 later, it drives a lot quieter and smoother, and will continue its quest to reach 200,000 miles with 92,000 to go.



MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron;

I had to have the bearings on my F150 replaced several months ago, The truck just didn't "sound happy" especially at highway speeds. I finally felt the vibrations, took it to the shop and $368 dollars later, the truck drives real good and "Sounds happy". Most people overlook bearings until the wheel falls off...literally.

Aaron said...

Yep, I figured it was a bad sign that needed to be dealt with. Much smoother with the bearings fixed.