Wheel Bearing Noise.. I Think ? Trouble shooting. - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator Forum for discussion of the Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2010, 13:22   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
confused Wheel Bearing Noise.. I Think ? Trouble shooting.

I've got a '05 4dr Explorer (100K) and have noticed a humming noise coming from what appears to be the left rear wheel. As I turn the steering to the right, the sound is more pronounced. As I turn to the left, it seems to dissipate somewhat. Any ideas on this grinding noise ? Thanks !
deltafrat87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-13-2010, 12:51   #2 (permalink)
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,475
Re: Wheel Bearing Noise.. I Think ? Trouble shooting.

If the sound increases with speed then it could be a bearing. Best way to check is to lift the tire a few inches off the ground and place a hand on the bottom and the other on the top. If you can wobble or shake the wheel and there is even a little bit of play, that bearing is shot as the wheel/tire shouldn't move at all.

Worst case is that it's the axle. If you haven't had the differential fluid replaced in the last 40-50K miles along with getting the magnet cleaned - get it done.

Be careful though, as some shops will suck out the old fluid and replace the fluid leaving the crap sitting in the bottom of the differential. Only way to do a proper fluid change is to remove the cover, clean out the old fluid with a lint free cloth and wipe off the magnet. This also allows you to inspect the gears for damage. Then replace the cover using RTV sealant, wait half hour then add fresh fluid and away you go.
__________________
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 13:45   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Re: Wheel Bearing Noise.. I Think ? Trouble shooting.

Thanks.. I'll look into checking the wheel for movement.. I pulled the tire and inspected the where the bearing would seed. A buddy told me that if an bearing is going, it would show some signs of throwing grease.. I did not see this at all.
deltafrat87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 19:31   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 6,064
Re: Wheel Bearing Noise.. I Think ? Trouble shooting.

Have you checked the fluid level in the differential?

Yes most usually, when the bearing fails, the seal will also fail.
jwko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2010, 06:24   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South Carol
Age: 26
Posts: 4
Re: Wheel Bearing Noise.. I Think ? Trouble shooting.

I just had the seals replaced in the differential and all of the bearing replaced on my 2002 Explorer. I heard a loud humming for a long time and I was told it was just my tires that were loud. Then a loud clunk would happen when I accelarated. So my boyfriend drove it and figured out what was wrong. My bearings were shot!! Since everything was replaced I have not had ANY noise problems. If you are able to replace the bearings yourself, it will be a lot cheaper!
cowcar0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Explorer | Ford Explorer Sport Trac | Mercury Mountaineer | Lincoln Aviator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:30.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.