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I have a 2005 volvo S60R and lately there has been a loud noise coming from the rear of the car which seems to sound as if it is from the rear tires on the road. It gets progressively louder the faster I go and is really starting to get annoying. It is kind of like a humming sound of tires contacting the road but is very loud and from the rear of the car. Anyone have this problem or know anything about it? The car has only 21,000 miles on it. I would hope that it is not wheel bearings wearing out already. Volvo is supposed to be of good quality. Thanks.<p>
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (shelby)

Are the tires very worn? Could be excess road noise from wear. Another possibility are wheel bearings.
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wheel bearing is my vote!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I second that. Warranty.
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (shelby)

Welcome to swedespeed!<p>Could either be bearings (common issue) or tire wear (another common issue). Some tires get louder as they get more wear and original Pirellis really don't last long. Your car may also be out of alignment, which has resulted in uneven wear, and hence, roadnoise.
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (Dyno)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dyno</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I second that. Warranty.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I quadruple that!<p>Just kidding JRL. <p>DEFINITELY possible to have wheel bearings go. Mine went at 28k. I would play with your tire pressures and perhaps rotate them. If that doesn't make it go away, it's probably a wheel bearing. <p>
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I quadruple that!<p>Just kidding JRL. <p>DEFINITELY possible to have wheel bearings go. Mine went at 28k. I would play with your tire pressures and perhaps rotate them. If that doesn't make it go away, it's probably a wheel bearing. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Left rear couple assy. (wheel bearing) went on mine at 5K. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (shelby)

If it's more of a fast "thrumming" sound (kind of like a yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayaya sound), one or both of your rear tires may be cupped.<p>In any event, get it checked out. Wheel bearing failures are not something to be experienced while moving.
 

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Re: Loud humming noise from rear tires? (HarryHood)

I had that issue, from the back. I rotated the tires, and then I had a loud humming from the front. I've been living with it since I'm too cheap to buy new tires. I have the Michelin PS A/S.
 
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