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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-20-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I recently put 4 new tires on my vehicle, and changed the front rotors and pads.. All These things needed to be done any way only I was hoping that once I did these things it would make this wobble noise go away that I thought may be caused by the warped front rotors.. The noise only comes from the front 2 tires... and gets louder when I go around curves at about 35 mph.

I talked to a mechanic friend of mine and he said that it sounded like it was probably the wheel bearings..

Has anyone had a similar problem with their 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe...

If so what was the problem?

Was it the wheel bearings?

Is this a repair that could be done by me or would you need special equipment to perform this job?

Is it possible to get parts that already have the new bearings installed and just install the parts?

Any Advice is much appreciated!

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QUOTE (bpm150 @ Dec 20 2009, 12:15 PM)
... The noise only comes from the front 2 tires... and gets louder when I go around curves at about 35 mph.
That right there points directly to bad front wheel bearing hub assemblies. You'll notice it on turns, typically at ~35 and ~60mph. The lateral forces incurred when turning is what makes them growl. If you notice it most on right handed curves/turns, it's your left front hub. Left turns, right hub. Typical charge per wheel at an independent shop is ~$200-300.

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Hi BPM, Keep an eye on the 'replacing front wheel studs' thread for info on hubs and wheel bearings.
It's not something you can easily do yourself.
Tex is getting a price to have a front hub removed to fit 2 new wheel studs which might end up meaning he has to replace the bearings as well.

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