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At 176K miles on my wife's 9-5 wagon we are getting a mid-frequency noise that seems like it's from (I think) the right rear that I start hearing at about 40-45 mph. It doesn't seem to get louder with speed. and doesn't change as I turn.
I was thinking wheel bearing, but it is the same sound regardless of speed and as I said, no change in a turn. The knuckle bushings and trailing arm bushings are both recent, as are rear shocks. We did tow a 1100 pound trailer about 750 miles in August, but this sound is new--as in 2 weeks old. Hub is not hot to the touch after driving.
It is not a rumbly or rattly sound, just a steady drone--there, but not intrusive.. It is there whether the brakes are on or not, and also coasting in neutral.
1999 9-3 SE auto (daily driver)
1996 9000 CSE 5 speed (soon to leave)
2003 9-5 Linear SportWagon (wife's)
1984 C900 4 door Base model (RIP)
1995 9000 CS (sold)
1996 9000 CS (RIP)
2000 9-3 SE (RIP)
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