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    I am starting to get a slight 'droning' noise from the car.What is the best method to check for a bearing on its way?

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    Jack the car up and place on a suitable axle stand,spin the wheel and touch the spring to feel any vibrations or listen for any unusual noises,if the bearing is ok there will be no droning noises or vibration throught the spring,hth

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    The majority of symptoms that seem to be faulty wheel bearings on Vectra-Cs and Signums turn out to be caused by the tyres. They often wear on the inner edge quicker than the rest of the tyre, which causes the droning. Have a good look across the width of the tread of the rear tyres and see if it's even or not.

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    My last set of tyres at the rear did exactly that.Before I fit the next set I am going to get a 4 wheel alignment done.Is there a 'cure' for this issue? I hadn't noticed it before the last set on the rear and I have owned the car for 3 years.

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    Apparently getting the rear camber checked/adjusted at a place that uses Hunter equipment helps. Standard 4-wheel alignment at Fred's-high-street-tyre-fitters doesn't cater for camber tho.

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