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Old 03-28-2008, 15:20   #1 (permalink)
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rear end noise

Hi all,

I have a 2004 taurus that is making a loud humming tone from the rear. It starts at 20 but I don't notice it much when I'm at highway speed. It sounds like a bad bearing but everything sounds and spins normally when I jack up the rear.

Anybody have some suggestions on how to troubleshoot this? Thanks
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Old 04-04-2008, 19:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: rear end noise

To diagnose a bad bearing yourself it's best to jack up the wheel enough so you can get your hand underneath. Spinning the tire won't do anything except give you exercise. Place one hand on the bottom and one hand on the top of the wheel and rock it towards you, if there's play or any noise you know the bearing's shot. I can't say I've ever tried that method on a rear wheel bearing before but it should work as good as the front!
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Re: rear end noise

Thanks for the input. I'll give it a try. But that being said, I can't see what else would be making noise like I'm hearing from the rear end. There really isn't any other spinning parts back there.
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Re: rear end noise

Any luck with the source of the noise?
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