First thing I do with a howl is to rotate the tires to see if it was the tire. Bearings can howl and not show play in them. I check wheel bearing with 2 people if no obvious movement, it can be difficult if tire is flexing a little to see or feel movement unless you're under it looking whie someone moves the tire(12 and 6)
I checked the tires first. They are all good. Had the car on the lift it is tight there is no movement in the bearing and it seems to spin freely. A friend thinks it might be the cv axle but it doesn't make sense to me.