Thread: No Specific Make 04 Olds alero bearing issues
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Unread 08-27-2016, 11:44 AM   #2
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Unlikely to be the transaxle. Colorado is a different animal being 4WD and using a front diff.

I just replaced a wheel bearing on our Alero and it was showing the same symptoms - no change in noise when turning. Sounds exactly what you're describing.

Play in the bearing isn't a reliable method of checking - if there's play the bearing is REALLY bad..but usually they aren't to that level.

I'd just replace the passenger bearing. Easy and cheap.
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