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Old November 10th, 2005, 07:00 PM   #1
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Is it wheel bearings or tire noise?

Hi gang. I can hear a constant wu-wu sound from the left rear on my 2000 S. How do I check for bad wheel bearings? The tire has some wear and the noise is more pronounced on cold days. Is tire noise normally prominent in a Boxster?
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Old November 10th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #2
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When I got my Boxster, it had P-Zeros with about 50% wear. By the time I replaced them, I thought I had bad bearings too. I replaced the tires with Yoko AVS E100s and the noise was gone.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #3
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Does the noise change when you swerve from side to side? Try this in a deserted parking lot when it's quiet out and you may be able to better isolate it.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #4
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Does the noise change when you swerve from side to side? Try this in a deserted parking lot when it's quiet out and you may be able to better isolate it.
I have. It doesn't.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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I have. It doesn't.
Then I'd say it's more likely the tires than a bad wheel bearing.
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