| | Possible Wheel Bearing Problem on my DD
I wanted to tap all of the knowledge available on this website for a possible problem with my daily driver a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, my SS is safely tucked away in the garage for the winter and I would like it to stay that way. I think I have a bad front wheel bearing, it has gotten progressively worse over the past 2 weeks, symptoms are:
-popping sound from the front when leaving a stop sign or stop light
-shimmy in the front end that has gotten progressively worse to the point now where you cant go up a hill or accelerate moderately without feeling like the front of the car is going to shake apart
-constant shimmy, shake, at 60/70 mph.
It has gotten to the point where I am driving the car the short distance to work and not taking it up to higher speeds anywhere.
Does this sound consistent with a wheel bearing? If so what is the best way to test which one is bad with the car jacked up?