I recently had all brake pads and rotors replaced. When the mechanic took it for a test drive, he said it sounded like the bearings in both rear wheels were bad.
I had my wife drive around while I sat in the back seat. There is indeed a rhythmic noise coming from each wheel when it gets above 35 mph, and it gets faster along with the speed of the car. It’s not a growl but it’s definitely noticeable. From the front seats you don’t hear any noise from the front wheels, only the back wheel noises.
I jacked up the car a few inches with the car off and in park and on each rear tire there was no play when I tried to tug on the wheel, in neither the 3-9 or 6-12 positions. I also spun the wheels around and heard a slight scraping noise, as well as a little rattling in the passenger side wheel.
Sounds like the mechanic is right, but before I take it in for an $800 job, could it be anything else? Could the new brakes be causing any of these noises? The brakes seem to work fine. The car has 75,000 mi. on it.
I recorded all the noises but as a new user i can’t upload them…
Thanks CT community!