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Howling noise from 2006 ford escape when driving

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!

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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.

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