Question about 2006 Ford Escape XLT
Hello: I hear a definite howling noise when driving our truck at any speed over 20 MPH. It gets louder when going into a right turn like on a curve. and a little quieter when going into a left hand curve. I jacked up the truck to see if it was the wheel bearings. All 4 seemed to rotate fine with no grinding or crunchy feeling and there was no slop or looseness. All seemed fine. I checked the gear lube in the axles. They seemed a little low, I topped them off. However there was some metal shavings on the magnetic fill plug. I topped them off, But the groan is still there.?????? any ideas out there???? Thanks for your time!
That's a bad wheel bearing. If when driving and you swerve side to side and its loud one way and not the other or not as bad the other then its a wheel bearing. As for the metal shavings on the plug don't worry about it unless there are chunks of metal then you should have the rear end inspected.
Posted on Feb 08, 2012
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