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Light Rorring in front end

89 car with a low rorring sound in the front end. When I turn to the right, even slightly, it seems to go away. Going straight or turn left it is there. I changed the right front wheel bearing today thinking that was the problem. Nope, $90 bearing and 3 hours working on it and no fix. Any ideas?
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89 car with a low rorring sound in the front end. When I turn to the right, even slightly, it seems to go away. Going straight or turn left it is there. I changed the right front wheel bearing today thinking that was the problem. Nope, $90 bearing and 3 hours working on it and no fix. Any ideas?
How is your alignment? Tie rods? CV Joints? Ball Joints? A-Arm/Control Arm Bushings?

Does the car pull to either side? Do you see any wear in either of the tires? How long have you been noticing this? (When did it start?) Can you hear the sound more on one side than the other? Have a friend drive while you listen out the passenger window or have them listen while you drive to see.

We may be able to narrow it down with this info.
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

Could be the left wheel bearing or maybe an axle (CV joint). Why did you decide on just the right wheel bearing? $90 for a wheel bearing is highway robbery. I've seen them on ebay for as little as $19.95 with free shipping. Other possible cause are the steering rack or power steering pump. Could also be tire noise. I may be neglecting something else. Did it just now start, or has it been doing this for quite a while?
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

Jack the car up and put it in drive. Listen n look for sights/sounds.

I'd bet a pepsi it's the cv joint bearing or a half shaft bearing.
But, also make sure your calipers aren't sticking, pads thin and wear indicator dragging.
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

The price was from Advance Auto Parts with a military discount. Same price from Auto Zone. I went with the right bearing because when turning or even changing lanes to the right, the sound went away. Taking the load off of that wheel, I figured it was the bearing. Replaced the breaks while I was down there and it was time. Even ware all around there but did note that all of the ball joints are in need of replacement. Probably do that next wed or so. CV joints were replaced last year when they started clicking. Car has 270k on it and many of the parts seem original, so time for replacement anyway. A couple months ago I thought the motor was going, but was bad gas and very loud valves.
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The price was from Advance Auto Parts with a military discount. Same price from Auto Zone. I went with the right bearing because when turning or even changing lanes to the right, the sound went away. Taking the load off of that wheel, I figured it was the bearing. Replaced the breaks while I was down there and it was time. Even ware all around there but did note that all of the ball joints are in need of replacement. Probably do that next wed or so. CV joints were replaced last year when they started clicking. Car has 270k on it and many of the parts seem original, so time for replacement anyway. A couple months ago I thought the motor was going, but was bad gas and very loud valves.
The ebay auction I was talking about is over, but here's another for $20 shipped...Honda Prelude Front Wheel Hub Bearing 1988 1991 | eBay

I understand your thinking on just replacing the right side, but sometimes just changing the load is enough to make a bearing stop making noise. And while you are transferring weight off the right bearing when you turn right, it also changes the load on the left wheel bearing, which could make the noise change or go away completely.

Did you replace the axles or the CV joints? If it was the axles, and you replaced them with re-manufactured axles, just know that I replaced my driver side axle a few years ago, and I went through four before I finally found one that was good. I'm not sure where you got yours but just because you replaced them doesn't mean you don't have a problem with one now. There is also a bearing on the intermediate shaft, which the driver side axles slides into which can go bad.
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

Amazon.com has the lower ball joints for cheap. You can look up the part numbers on AZ or Advanced and use those to search. You can find the uppers if you look hard enough.

Here is the link to that lower front ball joint. ~$10... Not bad huh?

http://www.amazon.com/Parts-Master-K...keywords=K9385
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

And there are the uppers if they turn out to be bad. I didn't look for the cheapest one so you may find one cheaper.

http://www.amazon.com/Moog-K9750-Fro...per+ball+joint
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

Hey I have a similar issue (problably not an issue at all but, anyway)

How come when I am in neutral and I am stopped with the car turned on, when I steer left and right, why does that affect my idle?

When its in neutral, engine has no power to wheels, so why when turning my wheel my idle fluctuates?

Is it because of power steering...? As y'all might know I changed my driver side CV, about 2 months ago.
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

^^ DID YOU REALLY BREAK IN THIS THREAD WITH THAT?

Did you not notice this is the 3g section and it's a thread about a noise coming from the front of the car, not a thread about why your 5th gen idle changes when you turn your wheels?
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Re: Light Rorring in front end

Easy, gunpowder...lets not devolve into the "other" forum.

emathew, yes. It's because of the power steering pump. When you turn your wheels the power steering pump requires more of the engine's power in order to build the required pressure to move the steering rack.

Mike makes a good point in questioning your decision to hijack this thread though.
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Easy, gunpowder...lets not devolve into the "other" forum.

emathew, yes. It's because of the power steering pump. When you turn your wheels the power steering pump requires more of the engine's power in order to build the required pressure to move the steering rack.

Mike makes a good point in questioning your decision to hijack this thread though.

He's very young and excited about the prelude...kinda like when we discovered girls or rock & roll... I get that. But every now and then someone has to remind young mat at various areas of the board to quit talking and do more listening/reading.
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Easy, gunpowder...lets not devolve into the "other" forum.

emathew, yes. It's because of the power steering pump. When you turn your wheels the power steering pump requires more of the engine's power in order to build the required pressure to move the steering rack.

Mike makes a good point in questioning your decision to hijack this thread though.
Thanks that's what I thought.
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