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This is the sound that I hear coming from the front driver's side wheel. Is it a bad wheel bearing? The noise is loudest when the car is coasting to a stop, not under acceleration. I do not hear the noise at highway speeds. The noise is not that noticeable when I apply gas and accelerate.

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Sound clip of car going in a straight line:

Sound clip of car going in a reverse:

Sound clip of car making right turn: There is a "whom whom whom" noise before the turn. When I turn the sound diminishes.

Sound clip of car making left turn: There is a "whom whom whom" noise before the turn. When I turn the sound diminishes.
 

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Did anyone in your household hit a curb violently? No.. I can't help it but there are many reasons to say you need a new driveshaft. The universal is making the noise. Driveshafts show their failure in turns at slow speed. If you can afford it change the bearing as well, but I highly doubt it is the bearing.
 

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sony2000, it is not the driveshaft. I have changed numerous drive shafts on Hondas and Acuras. Outboard driveshafts make a clicking noise when they go bad. The inboard drive shaft will make a woop-woop sound.
 

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Sure sounds like a wheel bearing to me. Tyres may also make a similar noise but that can be eliminated by driving on different road surfaces.
 

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Drive it on a deserted piece of road at moderate speed. Weave back and forth loading one side then the other repeatedly . It will really growl while it’s loaded in the swerve then fade noticeably when round swerve the other way. That’s an easy way to locate which wheel bearing is going bad.


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To be clear, swerving left unloads right. When unloaded it will quiet.
 

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sony2000, it is not the driveshaft. I have changed numerous drive shafts on Hondas and Acuras. Outboard driveshafts make a clicking noise when they go bad. The inboard drive shaft will make a woop-woop sound.
Yes. So listen to clip #2. click, click,click.
 
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