Hub...bearings or both....?


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RE: tire noise of a previous thread. Is there a way to determine...by sound only...if wheels noises are bearings or hub, or both...? Have only one vehicle, so have to purchase parts before doing the repair. (Maybe I should buy it all, and return what I don't use).....but I'm sure there is a way to determine what is causing a low, not-loud, whirring noise....like the sound of a distant B17 bomber.....whirring propeller sound. 2002 Ranger, 4X2, auto....not tires, or trans, or running gear.
Appreciate any thoughts.
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Charlie.
 


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Well I've never known a hub to make noise, and a new bearing for that will come with new races, so there you go.
 

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Of course the Auto Zone guy said that it may be a hub....or an axle.....I bought bearings only.....is what I think is the problem.
Thanx for the reply.
 

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the Auto Zone guy said
Yeah, Auto Zone's actual hiring strategy is to find the person they can pay the lowest amount and then hope they learn something. Never trust anyone from Auto Zone.
 

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Well, there are sometimes exceptions to that rule of not trusting an Autozone person, but most of the time it holds true. Despite Autozone making a lot of noise about how they can help you do the job right, it’s no different than any other big company. RadioShack used to advertise “you’ve got questions, we have answers!” I always said it was more “you’ve got questions, we’ve got blank stares!” You get what you pay for and no computer system can make up for a complete lack of general knowledge and common sense.


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