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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Okay I started having really bad road noise (roaring noise) probably 3 months ago now. It started one day suddenly. I thought it might be a wheel bearing so I took it to my mechanic and he said the right wheel bearing was going bad. I had that changed out and still had road noise. He also told me getting my tires rotated and balanced would fix that. I took my car that day to walmart to get the rotation and balancing done, but they told me they couldn't do it because my back tires were cupped. So I didn't get the tires changed then because I couldn't afford 2 new tires. Today I went to Walmarts TLE and got the tires rotated and balanced no problem. I start to drive home and I still have the same road noise, possibly even louder now at higher speeds and when I brake the car shakes like it would if you had grooves in your rotors (which I don't). If anybody can give me an idea of what might be going on I would appreciate it.
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If your tires are cupped that sounds like there is your noise maker. Also, if they are cupped, it sounds to me like you have a bad shock in the rear.

As far as the shakes, grooves in rotors don't cause shakes or vibrations. Warping of the rotors from heat and just use of the ABS system do cause warp in the rotors causing a vibration/shaking during braking.

The noise can be tires, or bearings. If you had both front bearings checked/replaced then there is no saying that is causing the sounds so that leaves tires. Sounds like something is going on with your tires, maybe even a shifted belt.

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If your tires are cupped that sounds like there is your noise maker. Also, if they are cupped, it sounds to me like you have a bad shock in the rear.

As far as the shakes, grooves in rotors don't cause shakes or vibrations. Warping of the rotors from heat and just use of the ABS system do cause warp in the rotors causing a vibration/shaking during braking.

The noise can be tires, or bearings. If you had both front bearings checked/replaced then there is no saying that is causing the sounds so that leaves tires. Sounds like something is going on with your tires, maybe even a shifted belt.
As far as the rotors causing the shake I know it is not that. I recently replaced the rotors. The braking was also fine before I had the tires rotated and balanced. Could cupped tires cause shaking? The tires that are supposedly cupped are now on the front of the car.
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They can depending on how bad they are cupped. If they are bad enough then yes they can cause shaking, just like a broken belt could.

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If the wheels rnt torqued properly your rots can warp within the first few heat cycles

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Cupped tires = noise and the only way to fix is replacement, but that doesn't sound like a 100% correction to your issue. Did they look at your brakes (rotors) too? Could be warping going on...

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Could very well be the design of the tire, like what them swamper tires on trucks sound like, I can not stand that noise on the freeway. Can be too cupped tires or leaking struts/shocks.

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I'm hoping it's just the tires. Going today to get the front 2 changed. Hopefully that will make a difference. The sound is driving me insane.
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Just had my rotor replace just because at quick or high speed stops the front end shook and steering wheel also...
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Well I got all four tires replaced and I was told they were all cupped, and I still have road noise. I was also informed my rims are warped and I need to have an alignment and suspension check. The fun doesn't end here! But the shaking when I brake is now gone.

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