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Old 08-08-2021, 03:34 PM   #5
Elbert Bass
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Join Date: May 2011
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Down yonder.
2016 Fuji Sunfire 03


Noises in videos can be deceiving, especially one as short as the first one. Spatial perception is the all important factor in diagnosing noises so internet "listening" is subjective at best.

As mentioned lift the car and wiggle the wheel. Unfortunately in over 40 years less than 0.1% of wheel bearings I have diagnosed have been bad enough to cause a wobbly wheel.
Best way to confirm a bad wheel bearing (and easy since Subaru is AWD) is raise the car on a lift, hold the throttle at about 20-30 MPH road speed and listen to each hub with a mechanic's stethoscope. Quick, easy, and absolutely definitive.
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