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What could make this noise?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by RccMountaineer97, September 6, 2010.

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  1. RccMountaineer97

    RccMountaineer97 New Member

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    I have a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer with 5.0 V8 and AWD it has about 157100 miles on it. About a week ago I noticed a loud roaring/ growling/ moaning noise coming from the right front of the SUV at speeds of 20 to 70mph.
    The noise is very pronounced at 35 mph. It moans and roars when you are speeding up and then growls when you slow down.
    I have had new shocks, control arms, struts, breaks, and I think calipers and rotors put on. I had been having issues with both of my front tires developing slow leaks and thought that the tires must be the issue so Friday I broke down and got 4 brand new Goodyear Wrangler Raidails ( ? spelling) size P235/75/15 which is what the car came with when I bought it in March of 09 but the noise continues. My friend thought it might be the wheel bearings but I'm not sure because it is not making the tell tell scraping noise that wheal bearings make.
     
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  3. Spdrcer34

    Spdrcer34 Well-Known Member

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    It is more than likely the hub/bearing assembly. Very common replacement part..

    Ryan
     
  4. Xplorer82

    Xplorer82 Active Member

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    i will second the hub assembly being the culprit.

    when/if you replace them, go w/Timken hubs:thumbsup:
     
  5. RccMountaineer97

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    Thanks

    Thanks guys getting it fixed tomorrow.
     
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    GRNMACHINE Well-Known Member

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    FYI: in case you didnt know, Timken makes the OEM Ford hubs.
     

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