Wheel bearing -- rear -- replacement for 2000 Tiburon

Discussion in 'Hyundai Coupe / Tiburon' started by john.van.v, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. john.van.v

    john.van.v Guest

    Hi all,

    I have the worst whining sound coming from the rear of the car -- but,
    amazingly, nothing is loose. The car is a hatch so it resonates like
    nobody's business and I cannot really tell for sure which wheel is
    bad. So far I have had 3 of 4 bearings replaced, and I think this is
    one that I already replaced.

    Do you think I corner too hard on those mountain roads? lf this car
    weren't so pretty...

    I am going to order the part, but the site doesn't have a picture. I
    recall the part that I got from a junk yard, the one that is whining,
    was a bolt-in assembly but I am not sure.

    I would really be grateful for any hints about this.

    Thanks in advance, John

    john.van.v, Aug 11, 2007
  2. Be careful here. I had the same sound for the past several weeks on an
    Oldsmobile. Had already changed the front bearing/hub assemblies, and was
    convinced that this was one of the rears.

    Instead, it was diagnosed as cupped and damaged tires as a result of bad
    struts. As soon as he said it, my head just dropped, because every GM I
    have ever owned has absolutely eaten either shocks or struts. Apparently,
    nothing has changed with them.

    I suggest you take the car to some kind of mechanic and have him rotate (and
    maybe re-balance) the tires. While that is being done, have them spin the
    wheels with the car in the air, inspect the tires, and run a general
    inspection on the entire car. Firestone Complete Auto Care will run a
    thorough inspection along with this for just the cost of the rotation, which
    is nothing if you get your tires through them.

    That should identify your problem. I'd hate to have you spend money on
    items that really don't need replaced.

    And BTW, you don't have to have bad struts for one or more of your tires to
    start making that kind of noise. A separated belt, cupping, any number of
    things will make your tires do that.

    Hope this helps.
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Aug 11, 2007
  3. Seems common with FWD car to have cupping (and the associated noise) on the
    rear. The rear tires on my '91 Regal could have easily gone 100,000 miles,
    but I could not stand the noise any more.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Aug 11, 2007
  4. And sadly, that is my point. It seems that with new struts, you can
    minimize the problem, which is what I call a "classic GM-ism". But you'd
    better buy some of the best struts available and make sure they have a
    lifetime warranty if you are planning on keeping the car for any length of
    time, because at some point, one or more of those will have to be replaced
    as well.

    And even if you do, you will always have to pay labor and an alignment on
    them. But as high priced as the struts for my GM are, that still saves a
    lot of money.

    Have only ever had one Hyundai shock go bad, and it was replaced under
    warranty. According to my Hyundai service tech (not the one on this board),
    "It doesn't happen very often on these."
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Aug 11, 2007
  5. john.van.v

    john.van.v Guest

    Thanks fellas, but I did hope it would be the tires and tried the
    spare on both rears. Plus dis ain't a GM, and has its own odd issues
    -- Korean bearings.

    Like I said, if she were so damn pretty !!
    john.van.v, Aug 11, 2007
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