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Wheel Bearing Play

Is it possible to have a bad wheel bearing that doesn't have any play in it when I jack it up and try to rattle the tire? I got a sound i'm trying to pinpoint, I've had a couple of people in the truck and they both seem to think it was the drivers side wheel bearing.
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Bad ball joints will make sound. Maybe your rack and pinion? Bad wheel bearing is a possibility.
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was there any play? Try to shake your cv joints.
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the cv and U-joints all seemed solid.
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Whats it sound like?
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Its kind of a rubbing sound (the frequency seems to track the speed of the truck) that you can feel through the floor (but not through the steering wheel) that doesn't go away when I step on the clutch or when I'm in 4WD. Its most noticeable when you get above 30mph. The sound changes a little when turning. When I put the truck on jack stands and ran it it doesn't make any sound. I've also checked the brakes as well.
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sounds like a bad hub to me
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