Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

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Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby theholycow » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:01 pm

My sister's 2006 Infiniti G35X has what I think is a wheel bearing noise. It comes in around 50mph, and it is a grinding sound that tracks with road speed whether in gear or in neutral and continues up to higher speeds and down to 30mph.

All wheels passed the usual wheel bearing rocking test (grip at 12 and 6 and rock in/out), and spinning them by hand is smooth and noiseless. We jacked the car up with all 4 wheels off the ground and let the engine spin up the wheels to higher speeds, at which point I determined that it was right front.

Before I say it IS a wheel bearing, is there anything else it could be?
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby tankinbeans » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:18 pm

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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby watkins » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:30 pm

IT MUST BE A WHEEL BEARING!
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby theholycow » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:47 am

:lol: Yeah, I'm pretty darned sure that's what it is. I googled around a bit and these cars are known for eating wheel bearings, and every thread sounds EXACTLY like my sister's story, right down to being told to buy new tires (and subsequently spending a bunch of money on new tires).
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby Squint » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:47 am

theholycow wrote::lol: Yeah, I'm pretty darned sure that's what it is. I googled around a bit and these cars are known for eating wheel bearings, and every thread sounds EXACTLY like my sister's story, right down to being told to buy new tires (and subsequently spending a bunch of money on new tires).

... who thinks to suggest a grinding noise means new tires? I'd be SERIOUSLY concerned if my tires made a grinding noise... Because the tire would probably be gone by the time a grinding noise was heard...
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby theholycow » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:31 am

Well, you could call it a rough hum or a gentle grind, I guess. Kinda like knobby tires.
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:09 pm

Roughly humming while gently grinding. Sounds a bit personal there, Mr. Moo.
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby theholycow » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:42 pm

You could probably have worked "knob" into there somehow. :lol:
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:39 pm

theholycow wrote:You could probably have worked "knob" into there somehow. :lol:

A bit at a time, right?
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Re: Wheel bearing or what else in 2006 Infiniti G35X?

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:48 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
theholycow wrote:You could probably have worked "knob" into there somehow. :lol:

A bit at a time, right?

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