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Noise on front end of 2 gen 2004 rx300

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Hi guys I have a humming /draining noise from front end , from about 15 mph upwards and it gets loader , if I turn left or right it goes slightly , Im thinking wheel bearings , but most people say that the noise gets worse when turning🤔?any ideas. Many thanks

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Hi Mike, what mileage has the vehicle covered?

Are you able to lift the front wheels off the ground and check for any bearing play or grumbling from a dry bearing?

If the bearings are okay then your issue could be tyre related.  I recently had feathering on both front tyres that sounded just like bad bearings, it's easy to check too...just run your hand around the tyre and check for any ridges/saw teeth. The mrs had a tyre go slightly out of round that droned in/out like a bearing.  Both were easily sorted with new tyres, even tho the originals still had plenty of tread 😞

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Hi guys I have a humming /draining noise from front end , from about 15 mph upwards and it gets loader , if I turn left or right it goes slightly , Im thinking wheel bearings , but most people say that the noise gets worse when turning?any ideas. Many thanks


Don’t dismiss your tyres, I’ve had this a few times in the past, easy way to find out is to rotate the tyres front to back and see if the noise moves or stays


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OK thanks guys , the car has 137000 on it , I've had two new tyres on back , but need to get tracking done due to all the front end suspension work done recently, would doing the wheel bearings upset the tracking if I get it done first

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