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Hi all- I have a 2013 Dart Rally, She's a great car and I've been happy with her since 2013 - but the road noise is getting crazy. Even at low speeds, it's loud and gets louder the faster I go, I had wheel bearings replaced, new shocks installed ( they were shot). No difference in the noise. I have noticed that if I'm going around a curve to the right - the noise goes away. To the left or straight, there is no difference in sound. I put new tires on in January- sounded OK but has been getting progressively louder. Mechanic said tires were in good shape, so rotating them wouldn't help. He's a tire guy and he's stumped. Any ideas? Thanks -
 

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A noise that goes away while turning is almost always the wheel bearings. If you are turning to the right and it goes away that means that your passenger side bearing(s) are bad. Bad bearings also get louder the faster your drive.
 

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A noise that goes away while turning is almost always the wheel bearings. If you are turning to the right and it goes away that means that your passenger side bearing(s) are bad. Bad bearings also get louder the faster your drive.
Thanks- that's what I thought, but nope- bearings have been replaced. Tire guy originally thought it was the front - that didn't help, so then he did the back. Still super loud. I asked him to rotate the tires, but he said that he didn't think that would help at all.
The mystery continues.
Thank you.....
 

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There is something called Force Match Balancing. You may need to take it somewhere else to have it done.
 

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Interesting, thanks . I'll look into it, looks like a couple places in Madison offer the service.
 

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Did they over tighten the wheel bearing. To tight will create more noise. A higher load rating on your tires will cause road noise, bad bearing from the over tightening will cause noise. Correct the torque on the hub and go from there.
 

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Thanks, honestly, I just don't know, but really doubt it. The mechanic has been doing tires for years and is also not sure what is going on. He's a tire guy in a small town shop and has tried a couple times to find the source- so I can't imagine that he would not have checked as he replaced wheel bearings - car has been in his shop twice. It may be time to take it to a suspension garage. I just fear that I am causing more damage or that it's unsafe to drive.
 
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