Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Noise from rear in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Have a 04 cts 3.6. I've noticed over the last few weeks it's making a howling from the left rear. ...
- 04-03-14 09:32 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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Noise from rear
Have a 04 cts 3.6. I've noticed over the last few weeks it's making a howling from the left rear. It sounds like a wheel bearing but there is no play in the bearing.
- 04-03-14 09:42 AM #2
Re: Noise from rear
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)
- 04-03-14 05:59 PM #3
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.
- 04-04-14 12:47 AM #4
Checked or rotated the tires?
- 04-04-14 12:49 AM #5
It is possible that the bearing is dry, and has no play yet.
- 04-04-14 09:47 AM #6
I checked them. I run a tire shop there is no cupping or feathering. Tires are perfectly smooth. As far as being dry idk it's a sealed hub assembly I guess it could be possible but not sure.
- 04-04-14 04:58 PM #7
I've replaced several noisy bearing that weren't a bit loose
- 04-06-14 10:32 AM #8
Really? I always thought there had to be play. It's annoying
- 04-17-14 11:11 PM #9
So I replaced the LR hub assembly and the noise is gone. There was no play but a ton of noise.
- 04-18-14 01:59 AM #10
Glad you found the issue.