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Old 02-09-2018, 12:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by MLue1 View Post
Have a mechanic check your wheel bearings, the VW wheel bearing are not the best, they get damaged easily, if you look at them the wrong way. When they are damaged they are noisy and can wear your tires unevenly making it more difficult to diagnose without swapping the wheel/tires with a good set.

Is it a droning noise...OOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM...?

A surefire way to tell that it's a wheel bearing (had to replace two) is does the sound go away if you're driving down the street and you jerk the wheel back and forth to the left then to the right? Less pronounced when you're going around a corner?

Then, it's a bearing.
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