i have a 96 toyota tercel and i am hearing a humming(as if i have swampers on) on the driver side while driving, the faster the louder... it doesnt swerve or anything. what could be the problem?
Country: United StatesMake: ToyotaModel: tercelYear: 1996
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Most commonly when there is a humming in the front the directly relates to speed will be a faulty/worn Wheel Bearing. Jack up the driver's side wheel, and try to shake it side to side, up and down, in and out. Any movement is a sign of wear. If there is no movement, spin the tire by hand, and carefully listen for any humming, grinding or scraping. Any noise is a sign of wear. On this vehicle, the front wheel bearins will need to be "pressed" in and out of the knuckle.
18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Toyota Diagnostics
what tools are needed to press the bearings in/out?
You will need: Special Tool#'s: 09631-12040 & 09950-00020 and a press to remove the bearing race, and press in the new bearings.