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Humming from the front end.


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November 20, 2006
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Jackson, NJ
Year, Model & Trim Level
2003 Sport Trac XLT
I have not posted in a while, but now I need some help. I have a humming coming from the the front end, I can feel it in my steering wheel. I thought it was a tire noise, so I moved my tires around and still the same problem. From the post I have been reading, it sounds like a hub bearing, but before I order one, is there anything else I should look at ?

Most likely it is a front wheel bearing. They do not last particularly long and are not servicable, i.e. you can't repack them. Jack the front end up and give each tire a shake and I'm willing to bet that at least one of them will wiggle.

Welcome to the forum.

Shake the wheel holding it at the top and bottom while its jacked up. Any play, its your bearing.