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I have an 05 Regular cab 4x4 5 speed with 89,000 miles on it. I don't have any vibration problems, but I do have a noise. It is a low hum at 50 mph. At 65 to 70 it is much louder. After reading many posts here about noises and vibrations I am not sure where it is coming from. I did read one thing that seems to fit. If I turn the wheel to the right the sound goes away completely. When I turn back it comes back. somewhere I read that may mean it is a bad wheel bearing. Anyone have any idea if this may be the case? By the way, I have never taken this truck off road. Mostly highway driving.

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Could be lots of things. You can jack up each wheel and spin it by hand, you will feel/hear a bad bearing pretty easily, and there might be some play there too.

I would first suspect tire wear, though. Try rotating them and see if it changes.
 

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Sounds like a bad wheel bearing. My Civic made the same noise a few months ago and when you spun the wheel you could hear the same noise. It's not an emergency item to replace but it will make more noise as it deteriorates.
 

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Yep, I would say bad hub assembly... it's not just a wheel bearing, it's all one piece. Mine went around 40K and I don't wheel mine either. Typically if you turn right and it gets loud, it's the left one.

As previously mentioned, jack up the front and spin the wheel. If it's real bad, you'll know it. I had one go bad on my wife's Pontiac and I couldn't tell which one it was. My son has one bad right now on his ZR2 and there is no question which one it was when I spun the wheels. On his, $90 for an aftermarket (1 year warranty), $160 for a Timkin brand. Not a terrible job to replace one, at least on a ZR2, my Tacoma was under waranty.
 
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