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Old 27 Jul 2010, 12:22 pm
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Default Roaring sound from front wheels, Bad bearings?

Hi

Since 2-3 months I've hearing this strange "roaring" sound coming from the front of my GT '03 5 MT 56.25K, can be heared only when the car is in motion, it gets louder with speed.

It's always "roaring" when driving straight or steering to the right, when steering a little or fully to the left cuts the "roaring", it returns as soon as the steering goes to the right or is centered.

Any clues of what can be the issue?

Thank in advance
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 10:57 am
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Likely the bearings but don't totally discount the possibility of it being the tires. Rotate them and see if it changes or goes away.
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Old 14 May 2011, 04:03 pm
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Hi

Since 2-3 months I've hearing this strange "roaring" sound coming from the front of my GT '03 5 MT 56.25K, can be heared only when the car is in motion, it gets louder with speed.

It's always "roaring" when driving straight or steering to the right, when steering a little or fully to the left cuts the "roaring", it returns as soon as the steering goes to the right or is centered.

Any clues of what can be the issue?

Thank in advance
My 05 GT just devellopped the same exact symptom, did you ever find what was the problem ?
My bearings were replaced last year at 45000....., car as only 53000
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Old 14 May 2011, 04:08 pm
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I wouldn't be surprised if it's the brakes. Run your finger across the rotor *when it's cold!* and if you feel ruts and rises, peaks and valleys, then you got a problem with your front brakes, will need new pads and cut down rotors or new ones. Once you get down to a certain point they do scrape like that. You can easily tell - parking brake on, block/chock you rear wheels, jack up right front tire, put tranny in neutral, then spin the tire. Listen for where it's coming from. If the tire has a lot of play in it (left/right, top/bottom) then it's the bearings.

Also, hopefully it's not this, but you could have a half-shaft and bearing failing. That's a much bigger issue, more dangerous and more expensive.
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Old 14 May 2011, 08:06 pm
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Thanks Chromenut for the quick reply
Brake pads were replaced at 50000 and rotor resurfaced.
Also just mounted a new set of Hankook Ventus V12 to replaced my worn out goodyear.
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Old 15 May 2011, 07:33 am
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wildspeed & LoboMX

If it turns out to be the front wheel bearings, here's a thread to read. It's sticky on top of this section.

ground wires from body to front struts?
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Old 17 May 2011, 06:50 pm
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Thanks Crewzin for the link

Dropped the car to the dealer and yes the bearings are gone again with only 10.000 miles on them....but were replaced 15 month ago...so no warranty
Opened a case with Chrysler....waiting for a phone call...
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